Ferdinand Brochert, a clerk (Schreiber), and his wife Margaretha Koch settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 26 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No 52.
The 1767 census records that Ferdinand Brochert came from the French village of Molbert [?].
- 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): Fz45.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 452.