Anton Panier, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Maria Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30 along with their 1-year-old daughter Anna Maria.
The 1767 census records that Anton Panier came from the French village of Poligné.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 448.