Michael Rurenschop, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Herzog on 14 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.
The 1767 census records that Michael Rurenschop came from the German village of Stauf in the Ansbach region and that his wife came from the German village of Roding in Bayern (Bavaria).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 92.