Charles Genie, a farmer, his wife Maria, and their daughter Maria Françoise (age 12) settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.
The 1767 census records that Charles Genie came from the village of Nans [Nancy?] in France.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 441.