The Johann Adam Wagner family that settled in Nieder-Monjou came from Wittgenborn, near Wächtersbach. The Wächtersbach Parish records report that Johann Adam Wagner, son of Catharina Wagner of Wittgenborn, and Anna Margareatha Protzmann, daughter of Wilhelm Protzmann, were married on 11 February 1754.
The baptisms of five of their children are recorded there: (1) Anna Catharina, baptized 2 June 1754; (2) Johann Christoph, baptized 25 September 1757; (3) Maria Magdalena, baptized 7 October 1759; (4) Anna Magdalena, baptized 18 June 1762; and (5) Anna Gertraud, baptized 16 December 1764.
The family settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 51.
- Parish Records of Wächtersbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 196.