Johannes Laut, a miller (Müller), his wife Katharina Christina, and son Johann Peter (age 4-days) are recorded on the 1767 census of Anton in Household No. 46. They had settled there on 3 February 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Laut came from the German region of Hanau.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): An57.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 66.