Franz Eberle was born in approximately 1789. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Graf.
He is recorded on the 1834 census of Graf. He is recorded on the 1857 census of Graf in Household No. 29.
[One list of Napoleonic soldiers translates this surname incorrectly as Niederle.]
- 1834 Graf Census.
- 1850 Graf Census (Household No. 25).
- 1857 Graf Census (Household No. 29).
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.