Jean Breneau, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32 along with his wife Anna Maria, their daughter Anna Maria (age 1), and a stepson Jean Philippe (age 5, surname not recorded).
Georg Breneau moved from Franzosen to Kamenka.
The 1767 census records that Jean Breneau came from the village of Batave [?] in the Estines [?].
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 102).
- 1834 Kamenka Census (Household No. 99).
- 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): Fz28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 448.