There are two Kraus families that settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 14 July 1766. The 1767 census records that both of them came from the German village of Stolberg in Sachsen (Saxony) although their relationship to each other is not noted.
(1) Martin Kraus (age 44), a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family are recorded on the 1767 Reinwald census in Household No. 19.
(2) Johannes Kraus (age 25), a farmer, and his wife Margaretha (from the German village of Mannheim in the Kurpfalz) are recorded on the 1767 Reinwald census in Household No. 33. In 1793, son Johann Ludwig Kraus moved from Reinwald to Krasnoyar.
- 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): Ks005, Rw16, Rw20, Mv2414.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 34, 38.