Johannes Krefeldinger, a farmer, and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Chasselois on 2 August 1766. His wife died after arriving in Russia. He is recorded on the 1767 census of Chasselois in Household No. 20.
Following the destruction of Chasselois, the Krefeldinger family relocated to the colony of Louis.
The death of Johannes Grefeldinger in 1834 is recorded on the 1834 census of Louis in Household No. 30.
In 1860, widow Elisabeth Grefeldinger and her family moved from Louis to Liebental.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Krefeldinger came from the German village of Saarlouis in the Lothringen region (France).
- 1834 Louis Census (Household No. 30).
- 1861 Liebental Census (Household No. 107).
- 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): Ls33.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 255.