Johann Adam Laubach and his siblings settled in the Volga German colony of Messer where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 69 along with their stepfather, Johannes Lehr.
- 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): Ms70.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 148.