Johann Kandelin, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 15 September 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.
The 1767 census records that Johann Kandelin came from the German region of Keksholm.
- 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): Gk49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 22.