Johann Litke, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and stepdaughters [surname not recorded] (Margaretha, age 17; Anna Maria, age 13) are recorded on the 1767 census of Jost in Household No. 55. They had settled there on 19 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johann Litke came from the German village of Mühlhausen in Prussia.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 207.