Adam Ochs, a farmer, and his wife Eva Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 7 September 1764. They are recorded there along with their children (Maria Barbara, age 3, & Johann Theowald, age 2) on the 1767 census in Household No. 2.
Son Johann(es) is recorded on the 1798 census of Pobochnaya in Household No. Pb37. Other descendants of this Adam Ochs are believed to be recorded in Anton on the 1798 census in Household No. An35, and a note describes that one of them is working in the nearby colony of Balzer. However, there do not appear to be any male descendants of this family that continue in either Anton or Balzer past the 1834 census.
The 1767 census records that Adam Ochs came from the German area of "Oberamt Lindenfels" in the Kurpfalz region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): An35, Pb37.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 51.