Joseph Ressendorf, a turner (Dreher), and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56.
The 1767 census records that Joseph Ressendorf came from the German village of Laoschburg [?] in Bayern (Bavaria).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 288.