Johann Ernst Wolter, a Prussian Husar (preußischer Husar), his wife Katharina, and daughter Dorothea (age 11) are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 12 along with the orphaned Gonohorn brothers (Andreas, age 15; Michael, age 11). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Wolter and Gonohorn families.
The 1767 census records that Johann Ernst Wolter came from the German village of Pilow in the Halle region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 334.