Johann Michael Stricker, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Flensburg on 26 June 1762 along with three other families (Ehrhardt, Kaufmann, & Weiss) who eventually settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka.
The Strickers are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 6 June 1763. They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 15 June 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with a note that he was serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher).
The 1798 census of Shcherbakovka records (Household No. Sv36) that Philipp Stricker is serving as the schoolmaster in the neighboring colony of Müller.
The Eichhorns record that Johann Michael Stricker came from the German region of Württemberg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Münchenroth [?]
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1672.
- 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): Sv07, Sv36, Sv52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 245.