Leopold Strauss, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and daughter Anna (age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Leopold Strauss, his wife Margaretha, and daughter Anna (age 2½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Anna died en route.
Leopold Strauss, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 80. Because others on this list settled in Zug, this Leopold Strauss is believed to be the father of Simon & Johann Peter Strauss recorded on the 1798 census of Zug in Household No. Zg08.
A note on the 1798 census records that Johann Peter Strauss is working in Katharinenstadt.
The 1767 census records that Leopold Strauss came from the German village of Neßlach [?] in the region of Schwaben (Swabia).
- 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): Zg08.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 366.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4756.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5686-5688.