Christian Wenzel, a farmer, and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44.
Adam Wenzel, believed to be the son of Christian Wenzel, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. Nk29.
The 1767 census records that Christian Wenzel came from the village of Scheer [?] in Austria.
- 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): Nk29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 351.