Johannes Rausch, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Heinrich (age 1½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Louis in Household NO. 53. They had there on 14 June 1766.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Rausch came from the German village of Bitsch in the region of Lothringen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 93.