Johann Zacharius Baus, a cobbler, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum aboard the Russian galliot Citadel on 13 September 1766.
Zacharias Bauss and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Elisabeth died en route.
Johann Zacharias Baus, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 102.
The 1767 census records that Johann Zacharias Baus came from the German region of Erbach.
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