Johann Kohl, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Friedrich, age 10; Valentin, age 5-days) are recorded on the 1767 census of Laub in Household No. 55 along with his wife's sister Katharina Magdalena [surname not recorded] (age 16).
Friedrich Kohl and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Laub in Household No. Lb51; Valentin and his family in Household No. Lb32.
The 1767 census records that Johann Kohl came from the German village of Kudenschburg in the Hessen-Kassel region.
- 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): Lb03, Lb32, Lb51.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 33.