Johannes Grass, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughter Anna (age 4) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 25 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Basel in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Grass came from the German village of Breitenbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 357.