Mathias Kunau, a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and children (Anna Maria Sophia, age 12; Johann Peter, age 8) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 4 July 1761.
They were dismissed from the Danish colonies on 1 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1775 in Household No. 9.
The 1798 census of Kutter records Peter Kunau from Grimm in Household No. Kt03 along with a note that he was working in the colony of Huck.
The Eichhorns record that Mathias Kunau came from the German region of Baden-Durlach.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 9).
- 1834 Kutter Census (Household No. 154).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-517.
- 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): Gm014, Kt03.