Heinrich Kraus, a farmer, his wife Margaretha Elisabeth, and daughter Maria Katharina (age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Reinhard in Household No. 31. They had settled there on 15 October 1767.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Kraus came from the German village of Anklam in the region of Pommern (Pomerania).
There are no known surviving male lines of this Kraus family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 27.