Jean Baptiste LeFevre, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Maria Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 1 September 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 60.
The 1767 census records that Jean Baptiste LeFevre came from Austria.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 454.