Johann Bauer, a farmer, and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 6 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2 along with the orphan children of Johann Kettler (Johann Gottlieb Kettler, age 17; Sophia Kettler, age 16). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Bauer and Kettler families.
The 1767 census records that Johann Bauer came from the German village of Pressburg.
- 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): Km026.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 216.