Johann Peter Heidt 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, was settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter. In 1820, he relocated to the Volga German colony of Sewald.
He is recorded still living on the 1857 census of Sewald in Household No. 55.
- 1834 Kutter Census (Household No. 57).
- 1834 Sewald Census (Household No. 52).
- 1857 Sewald Census (Household No. 55).
- 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.