Johann Stürmer, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Louis on 14 June 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34 along with his stepson Matthias Neuf.
The 1767 census records that Johann Stürmer came from the German region of Bamberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 87.