Jakob Breitenfeld, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Enders on 27 March 1766. Jakob, his wife Anna Margaretha, and their son Johann Jakob (age 2) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35. Jakob Breitel (age 31) from Enders is recorded on the 1798 census of Rosenheim in Household No. Rm21. He is believed to be the son Johann Jakob Breitenfeld recorded above.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Breitenfeld came from the village of Kuntersbleim in the Leidin 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): Rm21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 391.