Michael Kossmann, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth Wud settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.
The 1767 census records that Michael Kossmann came from the German village of Fell.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 40.