Pierre Jean, a blacksmith (Schmied), and his wife Marilis settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20.
The 1767 census records that Pierre Jean came from the French city of Paris.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 445.