Joseph Frank, a single tailor (Schneider), settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 26 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58 along with a note that he was living in Saratov.
The 1767 census records that Joseph Frank came from the village of Liège in Likaland [perhaps a botched version of Luik, which is the Dutch name for Liège in Belgium?].
- 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): Fz32.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 453.