Gottlieb Ehrlich [other documents identify him as Gottfried Ehrlich], a farmer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and sons (Johann Gottfried, age 13; Gottlieb, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 27. They had settled there on 7 June 1767.
In 1786, Gottfried Ehrlich and his family moved from Kaneau to Schaffhausen.
The 1767 census records that Gottlieb [sic] Ehrlich came from the German region of Dessau.
- 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, 2001): Sh33, Mv1137.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 249.