Christoph Tanndörfer [sic], a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Ursula, and children (Franz Paulus, age 13; Anna Maria, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Seelmann in Household No. 36. They had settled there on 16 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Tanndörfer [sic] came from the German village of Bretzfeld in the Bamberg region.
- 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): Sm20.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 156.