Johannes Ringelmann, a miller (Müller), his wife Katharina, and daughter Anna Maria (age 1½) settled in the Volga German colony of Volmer on 1 April 1767.
They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.
The 1834 census of Volmer records in Household No. 96 that Johannes Ringelmann and his brothers Lorenz and Peter moved from Volmer to Göbel in 1824. The 1834 census of Göbel records in Household No. 59 that they arrived from Volmer in 1822.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Ringelmann came from the German region of Würzburg.
- 1834 Göbel Census (Household No. 59, 60).
- 1834 Volmer Census (Household No. 96).
- 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): Vm08.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 293.