Philipp Prosius, a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and son Christian (age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Brabander in Household No. 100. They had settled there on 13 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Orosius came from the German village of Zinling [?] in the Kurpfalz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 236.