Konrad Kracht, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Helena, age 17; Jakob, age 7; Adam, age 6-months) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 114 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Paulskaya in 1768.
In 1786, Johann Jakob Kracht moved from Meinhard to Kaneau.
The 1767 census records that Konrad Kracht came from the German village of Lohr.
- 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): Kn31, Mv1659.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 373.