Gottfried Steininger, a farmer, and his wife Gertrude are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 30 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Zürich in 1768.
Gottfried's widow is recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm22.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Steininger came from the German village of Göttersdorf.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Wm22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 269.