Johann Heinrich Völker, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.
The 1798 census of Philippsfeld records that Friedrich Völker is working in the colony of Schwed.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Völker came from the German village of Goßmannsrode.
- 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): Pp10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 411.