Michael Teist [sic] from Schaffhausen and his family (including sons Johann Christian, age 16; Heinrich, age 9; Justus, age 7; Johann Peter, age 5) are recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka151.
Subsequent censuses record this surname as Deis.
The 1834 census of Katharinenstadt records Heinrichin Household No. 190, Justus in Household No. 195, Christian in Household No. 309, and Peter in Household No. 358.
- 1834 Katharinenstadt Census (Households No. 190, 195, 309, 358).
- 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): Ka151.