There are several Müller families that settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel.
Paul Müller was born in about 1714 in Brackenheim, about 15 kilometers southwest of Heilbronn.
He and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Sornev. They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.
Son Bernhard and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Dietel in Households No. Dt79 & Dt80.
The 1767 census records that this family is from the German village of Brackenheim in Württemberg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dt79, Dt80.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 294.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2694.