[Johann] Weigand Wiesner and his wife Maria [Ursula] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.
In 1794, widower Weigand Wiesner and his children moved from Schwab to Galka.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Weigand Wiesner was a farmer from the German region of Friedeburg. The 1767 census records that he was a saddle maker (Sattler) from the German village of Rodenbach.
- 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): Gk48, Sb25, Mv2684.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 131.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2658.