Jakob Müller, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Mariental on 15 July 1766. His wife died and he remarried to Christina, the widow of Kaspar Riesch.
They are recorded on the 1767 census of Mariental in Household No. 82. The 1767 census records that Jakob Müller came from the German village of Weilburg in the Nassau region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mt49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 116.