Melchior Schwemmling, a farmer, his wife Maria Elisabeth [Dening], and son Thomas (age 1½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Louis in Household No. 19. They had settled there on 14 June 1766.
The 1767 census records that Melchior Schwemmling came from the German region of Zweibrücken.
- 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): Ls02.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 84.