Christian Laas, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and son Johann Jakob (age 4-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Laub in Household No. 37. They had settled there on 19 August 1767.
Son Johann Jakob and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Laub in Household No. Lb14.
Descendants of Johann Jakob Laas are recorded on the 1834 census of Laub in Household No. 97.
Johann Michael Laas from Laub and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Grimm in Household No. 300.
The 1767 census records that Christian Laas came from the German town of Klauswetz [?] in the Mecklenburg region.
- 1834 Grimm Census (Household No. 300).
- 1834 Laub Census (Household No. 97).
- 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): Lb14.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 28.