Peter Wilhelm Blank, a single student (Student), settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 23 July 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 185 along with a note that he is working as a day-laborer (Lohnarbeiter).
The 1767 census records that Peter Wilhelm Blank came from the German region of Heidelberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 314.