Johannes Pfundner, a soldier (Soldat), and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Herzog on 14 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17 along with his stepson Heinrich Arnst.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Pfundner came from the German village of Cham in the Bayern region and that his wife came from the German village of Pilsheim bei Schmidmühlen in the Bayern region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 91.