Valentin Neumann, a carriage builder (Leiterwagenbauer), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.
The 1767 census records that Valentin Neumann came from the German region of Wnikat [?].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 180.