Orphans Maria Elisabeth Paul (age 20) and her sister Anna Maria (age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Jost in Household No. 87 along with a note that they are living in the household of Karl Meisner. They had settled in Jost on 5 September 1767.
The 1767 census records that Maria Elisabeth Paul came from the German village of Freital in the Brandenburg region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Paul family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 214.