Ivan Anastas, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 1 December 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19 along with his wife Anna.
The 1767 census records that Ivan Anastas came from the village of Konstantinopol in Turkey.
- 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): Hn12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 168.