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.