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.
In 1824, Johannes and his brothers Lorenz and Peter Ringelmann moved from Volmer to Schuck.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Ringelmann came from the German region of Würzburg.
- 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.