Johann Martin Müller was born 17 March 1746 in Bingenheim, northeast of Friedberg, and baptized there on 24 March 1746. He was the eighth of 10 children born to Johann Eberhard Müller (born 1699) & Elisabeth Catharina Winter (born 29 August 1709).
Johann Martin arrived from Lübeck with his wife, Anna Katharina Hoffmann, at the port in Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet under the command of Pyotr Malinkov. They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 25.
In 1792, Martin Müller and his family moved to Dreispitz, and are recorded there on the 1798 Census in Household No. Dr42.
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