Nikolaus Rolising, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife, and son Angon (age 9) settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen. They are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 48.
In 1790, Anton Rollsing and his family moved from Franzosen to Seelmann.
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Rolising came from the German region of Hamburg.
- 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): Sm47, Mv0647.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 451.