Johann Ackermann was born in approximately 1792. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, is believed to have settled in the Volga German colony of Neu-Straub. However, he is recorded on the 1834 census of Pobochnaya in Household No. 20.
- 1834 Pobochnaya Census (Household No. 20).
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.