Daniel Berschauer and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 7 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.
The surname is erroneously recorded as Burgardt on the 1767 census as well as the 1798 census. However, thereafter, the children of this family are recorded clearly as Berschauer.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kr14.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 450.