Johann Peter Wasmuth was born 12 September 1744 in Fauerbach, north of Büdingen. He married on 28 April 1766 in Elze near Leine to Anna Margaretha Luers.
Johann [Peter] Wasmuth and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9 and on the 1798 Census in Household No. Er01.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Wasmuth was a farmer from the German region of Solms. The 1767 census records that Peter Wasmuth was a baker (Bäcker) from the German village of Fauerbach in the Solms region.
- HADIS - Familienarchive (HStAD \ R 21 B :: Auswanderer-Nachweise).
- 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): Er01, Ka012.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 397.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4251.