Johannes Tersich, a tailor (Schneider), and his wife Maria are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 98 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Susannental in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Tersich came from the German village of Elz.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 370.