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.