André (Andreas) Kohl was born in approximately 1789, probably in France. 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 Katharinenstadt. He is recorded there on the 1834 Census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 345 along with a note that he had moved to the colony of Ober-Monjou in 1834. The 1850 Census of Ober-Monjou (Household No. 170) records that he died there in 1838.
- 1834 Census of Katharinenstadt.
- 1850 Census of Ober-Monjou.
- 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.