Johannes Dein, a farmer, his wife Eva, and son Peter (age 7) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Wittmann in 1768.
Johanna Maria Dein née Schamberg, believed to be the widow of son Peter Dening, and her child Johann Georg Dein (age 5) and stepdaughters (Katharina Dein, age 16; Anna Maria Dein, age 11) are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm47.
Georg Dein and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Wittmann in Household No. 18.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Dein came from the German village of Horot [Hoort?].
- 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): Wm47.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 268.