Casimir Certele, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Maria Louise settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5 along with their orphaned granddaughter Maria Angelika Mounie (age 12) whose mother was their daughter.
The 1767 census records that Casimir Certele came from the city of Paris in France.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 442.