Heinrich Pretzel, a farmer, his wife Anna, and sons (Jakob, age 15; Konrad, age 3-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 55. They had settled there on 27 August 1766.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Pretzel came from an illegible [Ru...nsstein] location.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 191.