François Juvy was born in approximately 1792 in Vilkont [Villecomte?] in France. He left his father, mother, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters to serve in Napoleon's Army (8th Infantry Regiment) and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians and resettled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 1 August 1813. There he became a hired hand of Sebastian Heile.
His name among the Volga German colonies became Franz Schuvie. He married Margaretha Niederquell, daughter of Andreas Niederquell, and died in Graf in 1849.
- 1834 Census of Graf.
- 1850 Census of Graf (No. 69).
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.