Friedrich Bilensky, a dyer (Färber), settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 101 along with his new wife Maria Schaul.
The 1767 census records that Friedrich Bilensky came from the Danish village of Gorsei [?].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 298.