Gerhard Jansen, a cooper (Fassbinder), and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57.
The 1767 census records that Gerhard Jansen came from the Dutch village of Holveland in Holland and that his wife Maria came from the German village of Frankfurt am Main.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 288.