Matthias Neuf, age 12, settled in the Volga German colony of Louis on 14 June 1766 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34 along with his stepfather, Johann Stürmer.
- 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): Ls05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 88.