Johannes Reuss was married in Vonhausen to Anna Elisabeth Schad, the daughter of Johann Schad. In the marriage record, Johannes is listed as being from the village of Lorbach near Büdingen. Johannes and Anna Elisabeth arrived in Balzer , along with her father, on 18 June 1767. They are listed there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 87.