Johann Pflug, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 27 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.
The 1767 census records that Johann Pflug came from the Danish [?] village of Stangenrod. A village named Stangenrod has not been located in Denmark, but there is a village by that name in Kreis Gießen in Hessen, an area from which many German families immigrated to Russia.
- 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): Rm33, Rm51.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 68.