Kraus (Kaneau)

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Kraus (Kaneau)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Friedrich Kraus, a farmer, and his wife Anna Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 83 along with stepchildren [surname Hauptrock] (Johann Wilhelm, age 7; Anna, age 2-weeks).

The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Kraus came from the German village of Gutenfürst [?].


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 262.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies