[Johann] Jakob Bender, a farmer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and son Johann Christoph (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stephan in Household No. 29. They had settled there on 24 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Bender came from the German village of Windhausen in the Darmstadt region.
- 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): Sp26.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 227.