Martin Esslauer, a single craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 10 June 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.
The widow and children of Martin Esslauer are recorded on the 1798 census of Graf in Household No. Gf47 along with a note that she and most of the children are living in Beauregard and that Hermann Esslauer is in Katharinenstadt.
The 1767 census records that Martin Esslauer came from the German village of Regensburg.
- 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): Gf47.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 60.