Widower Ludwig Lauer, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 95.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Pfaffenwiesbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 310.