Jakob Herzog, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Jakob, age 15; Anna Katharina, age 13; Leonhard, age 11; Elisabeth, age 9; Johann Peter, age 7; Johann Heinrich, age 3; Jakobina, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 16. They had settled there on 26 November 1765.
In 1788, Leonhard Herzog and his family moved from Balzer to Reinwald.
In 1788, Peter Herzog moved from Norka to Schulz. The 1798 census of Schulz records Peter Herzog from Norka in Household No. Sz24.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Herzog came from the German region of Kurpfalz.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz096, Rw04, Sz24, Mv0051, Mv1933.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 76.