Johann Friedrich Pilz, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife, and his mother-in-law (Katharina Schulz) settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 27 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Pilz came from the German village of Rengen [?] in Sachsen (Saxony) while it records that his wife came from Brebanz in the Brandenburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 66.