In 1788, Michael Gutmann moved from Kraft to Messer.
Michael Gutmann from Kraft is recorded on the 1798 census of Messer in Household No. Ms72.
- 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): Ms72, Mv1361.