Sebastian Rahnert (age 15) settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57 along with his sister Maria Kunigunda and her husband Franz Schirmer.
The 1798 census of Köhler records Sebastian Rahnert from Pfeifer in Household No. Kl09.
The 1767 census does not record from where Sebastian Rahnert came.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kl09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 391.