Alexander LeGrand, a secretary (Sekretär), and his wife Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35 along with a note that he is teaching children in Saratov.
The 1767 census records that Alexander LeGrand came from the French village of Are.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 449.