Gottfried Simon Weber, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and sons (Johann Georg, age 6; Daniel, age 4) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dietel in Household No. 17. They had settled there on 1 July 1767.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Simon Weber came from the German village of Haßloch in the Kurpfalz region.
- 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): Dt10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 286.