Peter Weiss, a farmer, and his wife Maria Eva Wolf settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 20 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.
In 1796, Peter Weiss (junior) moved from Hildmann to Preuss. Peter Weiss from Leichtling [sic] is recorded on the 1798 census of Preuss in Household No. Ps44.
Eva, the widow of Peter Weiss, and their children are recorded on the 1798 census of Hildmann in Household No. Hd11.
The 1767 census records that Peter Weiss came from the French village of Finstreng [?].
- 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): Hd11, Ps44, Mv0855.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 101.