Samuel Gottlieb Hauf, a single weaver (Weber), settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 8 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Merkel in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Samuel Gottlieb Hauf came from the German village of Ero [?] in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mr04.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 460.