Johann[es] Meisner, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Lauwe in Household No. 3. They had settled there on 19 August 1767.
The widow and children of Johann[es] Meisner are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Households No. Lw15 & Lw22.
In 1790, Johannes (junior) Meisner moved from Lauwe to Jost. His family is recorded on the 1798 census of Jost in Household No. Jo36.
The 1767 census records that Johann[es] Meisner came from the German region of Bayreuth.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Jo36, Lw15, Lw22, Mv1522.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 38.