Widower Johann Seifeld, a farmer, and his children (Anna Maria, age 20; Katharina, age 18; Valentin, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 28. They had settled there on 16 September 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johann Seifeld came from the German village of Schotten.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 180.