Asmus Michelsen, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766 aboard the snow-brig Maria Sophia under the command of Skipper Johann Bauer.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 3 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Asmus Michelsen came from Norway.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 279.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2500.