Place of origin
Valentin Traub was born in Schriesheim, Kurpfalz. He arrived in Kautz on 29 July 1767 with his wife, Maria Katharina, who was from Grosshausen. Maria Katharina had three sons from a previous marriage: Johann Konrad Knaub, Ludwig Knaub, and Philipp Peter Knaub.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 336.