Albertus Kosnitz, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Schulz on 8 September 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.
In 1783, Albert Kosnitz moved from Schulz to Mariental.
The 1767 census records that Albertus Kosnitz came from the Austrian village of Strakonitz. The 1767 census also records that his wife Margaretha came from the German region of the Kurpfalz.
- 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): Mt73, Mv2656.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 122.