Johann Georg Gernleier, a barber (Friseur), and his wife Maria are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 29 along with his stepson Nikolaus Müller (age 14).
It is not known in which colony they settled.
The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Gernleier came from the German village of Bemstein [?].
There are no known surviving male lines of this Gernleier family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 1999): 201.