Dietrich Müller, a mason (Maurer), and his family immigrated to Russia, arriving from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann & Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 76.
The 1767 census records that Dietrick Müller came from the region of Halle in Brandenburg.
- 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): Ps73.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 426.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1088.