Sebastian LeStrand, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34. The 1767 census records that Sebastian LeStrand came from the French village of Orléans.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 449.