Johannes Peter Riedel, a farmer, and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 19 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 98.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Peter Riedel came from the village of Befort [Beaufort?] in Luxembourg.
- 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): Bn14.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 235.