In 1788, Johann Stertzer and his family moved from Louis to Mariental.
Michael Stertzer from Louis and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Mariental in Household No. Mt43.
- 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): Mt43, Mv1569.