Johannes Wilhelm, a farmer, and his wife Dorothea Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 20 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Wilhelm came from the German town of Lübeck.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 121.