Simon Vogt, a farmer, and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 7 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14.
The 1767 census records that Simon Vogt came from the German district of Brandenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 134.