Johannes Pilen, his wife Maria Eva, and daughters (Gertrude, age 4; Elisabeth, age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Leitsinger in Household No. 26 along with the orphan Nikolaus Friedrichs (age 17). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Pilen and Friedrichs families.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Pilen came from the German region of Kurtrier.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 68.