Franz Xaverius Kirchenmeier was born in approximately 1785 in Bavaria. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Anton. He is recorded there on the 1834 Census of Anton in Household No. 93. He does not appear on the 1857 Census of Anton, so is assumed to have died there before 1850.
- 1834 Census of Anton.
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.