Gottlieb Margheim settled in the Volga German colony of Merkel on 28 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32.
The 1767 census records that he came from the area of Dresden in Saxony.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mr08.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 126.