Joseph Charles, a carpenter (Zimmermann) and soldier (Soldat), and his wife Elisabeth Müller settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 126.
The 1767 census records that Joseph Charles came from the village of Baronville in Luxembourg and that Elisabeth Müller came from the German village of Erlangen in the Bayreuth region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 303.