Joh. Neu is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767. This may be the same Johannes who is recorded in Hölzel in 1767.
Johann[es] Neu, a farmer, his wife Maria, son Franziskus (age ¼), stepdaughter Anna Maria [surname not recorded] (age 7), and sister-in-law Maria Eva [surname not recorded] (age 20) are recorded on the 1767 census of Hölzel in Household No. 29. They had settled there on 11 September 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johann[es] Neu came from the German village of Gelpern [?] in the Trier region.
- 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): Hz26.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 116.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7490.