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.
- 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): Dh101.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 369.