According to Handbuch der Klaviermusik
Johann Ludwig Krebs was a German composer born in Büttelstädt near Weimar, the son of a cantor. He was a Thomas Scholar in Leipzig under Johann Sebastian Bach
. He served as organist in Zwickau (1937), Zeitz (1746) and in Altenburg (1746) until he died there. His main works: trio sonatas, organ and piano works.