Johannes Rossner, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20 along with stepson Johann Rassler (age 8).
The 1767 census records that Johannes Rossner came from the German village of Steinheim in the Bamberg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 113.