Friedrich Laaber, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Eva Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 14 February 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 41.
The 1767 census records that Friedrich Laaber came from the town of Copenhagen in Denmark.
- 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): Gf09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 70.