Johann Georg Maaß, a farmer, and his wife Sophia settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38 along with stepson Johann Karl Friedrich Jäger (age 9-months).
The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Maaß came from the German village of Massenheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 187.