Georg Brunner, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 7 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16 along with their 3-week-old son Georg Konrad.
In 1790, Georg Brunner and his family moved from Messer to Franzosen.
The 1767 census records that Georg Brunner came from the German district of Odenwald.
- 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): Mv1731.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 135.