Jakob Held, a miller (Müller), settled in the Volga German colony of Schuck on 18 July 1766. He and his wife Elisabeth are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Held came from the German village of Heppenheim in the Mainz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 113.