Peter Bruckmann, a widowed farmer, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 59 along with his two stepsons, Johannes Neuhaus (age 17) & Christian Neuhaus (age 13). The Neuhaus brothers settled in the colony of Bettinger in 1768, and it is assumed that Peter Bruckmann settled there with them.
The 1767 census records that Peter Bruckmann came from the German village of Schwelm.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Bruckmann family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 208.