Franz Sieb, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 3; Johann Jakob, age ½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Volmer in Household No. 33. They had settled there on 18 July 1767.
Franz Sieb and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Volmer in Household No. Vm22.
The 1767 census records that Franz Sieb came from the German village of Heppenheim in the Kurmainz region.
[A translation of the 1798 census erroneously records this surname as Zipp.]
- 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): Vm22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 291.