Pierre Prudon, a blacksmith (Schmied), and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.
The 1767 census records that Pierre Prudon came from the French village of Beaune.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 443.