Jakob Rousselle [spelled Rusilije in one translation and Rozel in another] and his wife Anna Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 162.
Jakob Rousselle, his wife Anna Maria, and daughters (Dorothea Elisabeth, age 4; Maria Katharina, age ¼) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 128.
In 1782, Jakob Rousselle moved from Norka to Saratov.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Rusilije [sic] came from France.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 128).
- 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): Mv1929.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 272.