Georg Michael Köhler was born about 1731, the son of Georg Köhler. It is thought that he was born in Hengstfeld im Au. He married on 14 August 1755 in Reiskirchen, near Giessen, to Anna Catharina Peter. She had been baptized there on 4 March 1728. They have three known children, all born in Reiskirchen: (1) Johann Philipp, born 11 November 1760; (2) Anna Catharina, born 14 March 1761; and (3) Anna Elisabeth, born 11 December 1763.
The entire family immigrated to Russia, arriving in Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 15 of the appended list, indicating that Nieder-Monjou was not their final destination. It is not known where they went in 1768.
Müller, Hanno. Familienbuch Reiskirchen (Fernwald, 1995).
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 208.