Balthasar Bös, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 129 along with his wife Katharina, children by his first wife (Johann Adam, age 17; Philipp Kilian, age 13; Johann Tobias, age 7), and stepson Johann Georg Flach (age 19).
Adam Bös and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw09.
Tobias Bös from Warenburg and his family are recorded in the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw18.
The 1767 census records that Balthasar Bös came from the German village of Ellingen in the Kurpfalz region.
- 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): Lw09, Lw18, Wr088.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 341.