Bernhardt Ganshorn, a farmer, and his wife Eva Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Anton in Household No. 23 along with his sister Maria Elisabeth, the divorced wife of Philipp Bähr who is recorded in Household No. 39. They had settled there on 7 September 1764.
The 1767 census records that Bernhardt Ganshorn came from the German town of Heidelberg in the Kurpfalz region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): An20.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 59.