Johann Stephan Kesselring, a single linen weaver (Leineweber), is recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census (No. 148) along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Biberstein in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Johann Stephan Kesselring came from the German region of Suhl.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Kesselring family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 4 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 378.