Widower Johannes Bauer, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Louis on 14 June 1766. He is recorded in Louis on the 1767 census in Household No. 47 along with the Peter Hild family. Peter Hild's wife is recorded as Katharina Bauer and she is presumed to be the daughter of Johannes.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Bauer came from the German village of Bernkastel in the region of Kurtrier.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 91.