Karl Brenauer [sic] and his wife Gertrude arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.
Karl Brenauer [sic], his wife Gertrude, and son Valentin (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Hölzel in Household No. 48. They had settled in Hölzel on 11 September 1767.
Valentin Branauer is recorded on the 1798 census of Jost in Household No. Jo54.
Valentin Branauer is recorded on the 1811 census of Jost in Household No. 41 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Kukkus in 1806.
Valentin Branauer from Jost and his son are recorded on the 1811 census of Kukkus in Household No. 59 along with a note that he had arrived in Kukkus from Jost in 1806.
The death of Valentin Branauer in 1820 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kukkus in Household No. 81.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Karl Brenauer was a farmer from the German city of Köln while the 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher) from the German village of Kelheim in the Kurpfalz region.
- 1811 Jost Census (Household No. 41).
- 1811 Kukkus Census (Household No. 59).
- 1834 Kukkus Census (Household No. 81).
- 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): Jo53.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 120.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5620.