Friedrich Riesch and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Messer in Household No. Ms87.
In 1798, Christoph Riesch, presumedly the son of Friedrich Riesch, left Messer.
He is recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz111.
- 1834 Messer Census (Household No. 2).
- 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): Bz111, Ms87, Mv1759.