Philipp Rennert, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 10; Johann Heinrich, age ½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Bauer in Household No. 25. They had settled there on 20 July 1766.
Philipp Rennert and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Bauer in Households No. Br06 and Br52.
In 1790, Heinrich Rennert (born about 1780), presumed to be a son of Philipp, and his family moved from Messer to Franzosen.
Heinrich Rennert from Messer is recorded on the 1798 census of Franzosen in Household No. Fz29.
The death of Heinrich Renner in 1825 is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 1.
The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Meißenheim in Württemberg.
[Some translations erroneously record this surname as Rahnert.]
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 1).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Br06, Br52, Fz29, Mv1732.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1247.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 1999): 122.