Widower Johann Heinrich Pepper, a weaver (Weber), settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 20 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Pepper came from the German region of Braunschweig.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 127.