Gottlieb Kraus, a farmer, and his wife Christina settled in the Volga German colony of Fischer on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.
The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Kraus came from the German village of Ersterk [?] in the region of Schlesien [Silesia].
- 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): Fs21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 412.