Johannes Wahl, a farmer, and his wife Magdalena settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 85 along with stepchildren with the surname Riehl (Johannes, age 17; Philipp, age 14; Katharina, age 11; Elisabeth, age 9; Kaspar, age 7).
The 1767 census records that Johannes Wahl came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 203.