Augustin Schnepp, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 10 June 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19 along with his wife Anna Sophia and son Johann (age 19).
The 1767 census records that Augustin Schnepp came from the German village of Mannheim in the Kurpfalz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 64.