Johann Jakob Matle, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 20 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 13.
The 1767 census records that Johann Jakob Matle came from the German village of Kollmar in the area of Elag [?].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 118.