Johann Adam Windemuth, a farmer, his wife Anna, daughters [by a previous marriage] (Katharina, age 14; Elisabeth, age 10), and stepchildren [surname Schäfer] (Johann Valentin, age 12; Anna, age 10; Otto Heinrich, age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 68. They had settled there on 23 July 1767.
In 1786, Adam Windemuth and his family moved from Kaneau to Schaffhausen.
The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Windemuth came from the German village of Weiden in the Hessen 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): Mv1151.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 258.