Joseph Fesch, a single carpenter (Tischler), settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 26 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 59.
The 1767 census records that Joseph Fesch came from the French village of Valence.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 453.