Johann[es] Manlinger, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Frei Gebruder under the command of Skipper Minzberger.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38 along with the orphan siblings Nikolaus & Margaretha Müller. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Manlinger and Müller families.
In 1790, Johannes Manlinger moved from Hölzel to Neu-Kolonie.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Manlinger came from the village of Audesirin [?] in France.
- 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): Nk48, Mv0940.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 118.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5846.