David Philipp, a tin worker (Zinnarbeiter), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 27 July1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.
The 1798 Census of Preuss records Immanuel Philipp from Rosenheim in Household No. Ps63.
The 1767 census records that David Philipp came from the German town of Berlin in the Brandenburg region while his wife, Maria Tralbaum, came from the Swedish town of Malmö.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ps63, Rm34.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 64.