Gottlieb Bloss, a miller (Müller), and his wife Johanna settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42.
The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Bloss came from the German region of Dessau.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 252.