François Marchand, a butcher (Fleischer), and his wife Maria Gertrude settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 Juy 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9.
The 1767 census records that François Marchand came from the French town of Lyon.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 443.