Johannes Mai, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 83.
Johannes Mai and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Brabander in Household No. Bn21.
The deaths of Johannes Mai in 1807 and his son Christoph in 1799 are recorded on the 1811 census of Brabander in Household No. 21.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Mai came from the German village of Iderstuf in the region of Trier.
- 1811 Brabander Census (Household No. 21, 64, 73).
- 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): Bn21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 232.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3081.