Ernst Kress, his wife Anna Katharina, and children (Johann Martin, age 6½; Johann Heinrich, age 3½; Anna Maria, age 1¼) are recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck in Household No. 52 along with a note that their house had burned in 1770.
- 1775 Census of Beideck (No. 52).
- 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): Bd57.