Luis Plesa, a single Edelmann, settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 16 May 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.
The 1767 census records that Luis Plesa came from the French region of Bordeaux.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 451.