Johann Heinrich Neumann, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Katharina Magdalena settled in the Volga German colony of Merkel on 28 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Neumann came from the German village of Lysanderhausen in Sachsen (Saxony).
There are no known surviving male descendants of this Neumann family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 124.