Johannes Axt, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and son [perhaps brother] Nikolaus (age 17) are recorded on the 1767 census of Volmer in Household No. 45. They had settled there on 1 April 1767.
Peter Heinrich Axt from Volmer and his wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. Nk40.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Axt came from the German village of Selzen in the Kurpfalz region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Nk40.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 293.