Johannes Braun, a mason (Maurer), and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Braun came from the village of Fribourg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 183.