Jean (Jakob) Oduen was born in approximately 1788, probably in France. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Graf. He is recorded on the 1834 Census of Graf, on the 1850 Census of Graf in Household No. 62, and on the 1857 Census of Graf in Household No. 71.
- 1834 Census of Graf.
- 1850 Census of Graf.
- 1857 Census of Graf.
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.