Karl Röder, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Elisabeth, widow of Friedrich Ost, settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 13 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.
The 1767 census records that Karl Röder came from the German village of Wittenberg in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 271.