Katharina Deis (age 9) and her sister Katharina (age 5) settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 10 June 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35 along with their stepfather, Friedrich Kunz.
The 1767 census does not record from where the Deis sisters came.
- 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): Gf12, Gf25.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 68.