Johann Friedrich Stieben, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 20 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26.
Georg Stieben from Bauer is recorded on the 1834 census of Fransozen in Household No. 45.
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Stieben came from the German village of Dornburg in the Mecklenburg region.
- 1834 Bauer Census (Household No. 34).
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 45).
- 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): Br08, Br46, Br47, Br49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 122.