Johann Simon Weiss [sic], a single truck farmer (Gärtner), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.
Simon Weiss is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Frank on 1 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 87 along with his [new] wife Anna Eleonora.
Kunigunda Weis, widow of Simon Weis, and son Johann Heinrich Weis and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk080.
Johann Heinrich Weis and his sons are recorded on the 1811 census of Frank in Household No. 80.
[Johann] Heinrich Weis and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Frank in Household No. 194.
The death of [Johann] Heinrich Weis in 1838 is recorded on the 1850 census of Frank in Household No. 205.
Heinrich Weis, son of Johann Heinrich Weis, and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Frank in Household No. 208.
The 1767 census records that Simon Weiss came from the German village of Ditmolt [?] in the Hannover region.
- 1811 Frank Census (Household No. 80).
- 1834 Frank Census (Household No. 194).
- 1850 Frank Census (Household No. 205).
- 1857 Frank Census (Household No. 208).
- 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): Fk080.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 432.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5245.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8575.