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.