Andreas Stebenow, a farmer, his wife Anna Barbara, and sons [some of whom must be from a previous marriage] (Simon, age 16; Johannes, age 9; Nikolaus, age ¼) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stephan in Household No. 8. They had settled there on 24 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Stebenow came from the German village of Wohnfeld.
[Some documents translate this surname as Stephanov. It seems to have morphed into Stephan by the 1850 census.]
- 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): Sp05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 223.