Ernst August Draut (Draut is the original spelling) and his wife Catharina were married on 26 August 1762 in Rothenbergen. Their son Johann Wilhelm was born on 7 May 1763, and baptized on 12 May 1763, and their daughter Anna Elisabeth was born 22 November and baptized on 24 November 1765.
The Traut family immigrated to Russia, settling in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 66.
- Parish records of Rothenbergen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 246.