Franz Hochweiss, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Rohleder on 14 July 1766.
They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.
Balthasar Hochweiss is recorded on the 1798 census of Beauregard in Household No. Bo45. It is possible that he is a descendant of Franz Hochweiss.
The 1767 census records that Franz Hochweiss came from the German village of Dänsch [?] in the region of Schwarz.
- 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): Bo45.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 54.