Heinrich Dewald, a farmer, and his newly-wed wife, Anna Margaretha, settled in the Volga German colony of Kautz on 21 August 1767. They and their 5-week-old daughter, Maria Katharina, are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26.
The 1767 census also records that Heinrich Dewald came from the German village of Eich in the Pfalz.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 339.