Jakob Preuss, a farmer, his wife Sophia, and children (Anton, age 19; Barbara, age 16; Andreas, age 15; Johann, age 9; Lorenz, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.
Johann Jacob Preiss, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Anthon, age 19; Barbara, age 17; Andreas, age 15; Johannes, age 9; Catrina, age 7; Lorentz, age 3) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that mother Anna Maria and children (Johannes & Catrina) died en route.
Jacob Preuss, a farmer, his wife Susanna, and children (Barbara, age 15; Andreas, age 14; Lorenz, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Lauwe in Household No. 8 along with stepson Anton [surname not recorded, but determined to be Schreier] (age 19). They had settled in Lauwe on 19 August 1767.
The 1798 census records that Jakob's son Andreas has moved to the colony of Brabander where he is recorded in Household No. Bn65.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Preuss came from the German village of Mömlingen in the Kurmainz region.
- 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): Bn65, Lw30.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 39.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4135.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2706-2713.