Johannes Braun, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his family arrived in the Volga German colonies on 17 August 1767. He is recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census in Household No. 80 along with his wife Maria and daughter Maria (age 12).
Widow Anna Maria Braun and her son Johannes (age 15) are recorded on the 1798 census of Zug in Household No. Zg36.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Braun came from the German region of Mengen [?].
- 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): Zg36.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 365.