Johann Franciscus [François] Remsar, a single physician (Friseur), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 5 March 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 223.
The 1767 census records that François came from the German village of Brabant in France.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 321.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #83.