Johann Bauer, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Margaretha, age 11; Ludwig Christian, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Bauer in Household No. 5. They had arrived in Bauer on 20 July 1766.
Valentin Bauer whose family is recorded on the 1798 census of Bauer in Household No. Br04 is presumed to be the son of this Johann Bauer.
The 1767 census records that Johann Bauer came from the German village of Erpel in the Nassau 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): Br04.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 116.