Georg Balthasar Mehr, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 24 February 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56 along with his mother-in-law, Anna Maria Flom.
The 1767 census records that Georg Balthasar Mehr came from the German village of Epping in the region of Felzer [?].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 328.