There are two orphaned Brando boys who settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 3 August 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded, but they are likely brothers.
(1) Johann Christoph Brando, age 16, is recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 97.
(2) Johann Brando, age 13, is recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 46 along with the Johann Gottlieb Zose family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Brando and Zose families.
The 1767 census records that Johann Christoph Brando came from the German village of Rothenberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 150, 162.