Johann Georg Renz, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 2 September 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55 [erroneously under the name of Rener] along with his new wife Anna Dorothea, the widow of Peter Karl Schlege, and her son Johannes Schlege (age 3).
The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Renz [erroneously recorded as Rener] came from the German village of Groß Ellingen in Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Br24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 130.