Michael Hesse, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and daughter Ursula (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Brabander in Household No. 70. They had settled there on 5 September 1767.
The 1767 census records that Michael Hesse came from the German village of Ichenhausen in the Würzburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 229.