Joseph Wiedemann, a butcher (Fleischer), and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.
Joseph Widenmann [sic] and his wife Anna Maria are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.
The 1767 census records that Joseph Wiedemann came from the German village of Kilmeis in Schwaben (Swabia).
There are no known surviving male lines of this Wiedemann family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 72.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5806.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6526-6527.