Wolfgang Fraas, a farmer, his wife Eva arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
They and their son Johannes (age 6 mo.) are recorded on the 1767 Beauregard List (No. 39). The children of son Johannes are recorded on the 1798 census of Luzern in Household No. Lz13 [erroneously recorded under surname of Fries].
The 1767 Beauregard List records that Wolfgang Fraas came from the German village of Kastel in the Pfalz region.
- 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): Lz13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 357.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4617.