Johann Friedrich Rasch, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Anna Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Reinhard on 15 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Rasch came from the German region of Reval and that Anna Maria came from Worms in the Kurpfalz 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): Rh16.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 25.