Johannes Kreweldinger, a farmer, and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Chasselois on 2 August 1766. His wife died after arriving in Russia. He is recorded on the 1767 census of Chasselois in Household No. 20.
Following the destruction of Chasselois, the Kreweldinger family relocated to the colony of Louis.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Kreweldinger came from the German village of Saarlouis in the Lothringen region (France).
- 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): Ls33.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 255.