In 1790, Ludwig Herrmann and his family moved from Straub to Balzer.
Ludwig Herrmann, his wife, and daughter are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz014.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Herrmann family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Bz014, Mv2860.