Johann Seitz, a farmer from Pfalz, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Sewald on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
In 1791, Johannes Seitz moved from Sewald to Husaren. The 1798 census of Husaren records Heinrich Seitz from Sewald in Household No. Hn29 with a note that he is working in Neu-Kolonie.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Seitz came from the German village of Bürstadt in the Worms region.
- 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): Hn24, Hn29, Mv2754.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 169.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2809.