Anton Benoit, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), his wife Maria Magdalena, and their son Johann Ludwig (age 12) settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 13.
The 1767 census records that Anton Benoit came from the French village of Lyon.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 444.