Johann Peter Wilhelm, son of Johann Georg & Magdalena Wilhelm, was baptized in Büdingen on 13 October 1724. Margaretha Sabina Thönges, daughter of Geörg Christoph & Catharina Margaretha Thönges, was baptized in Büdingen on 16 February 1735.
Johann Peter Wilhelm & Margaretha Sabina Thönges married in Büdingen on 5 August 1751.
Johann Peter and Margaretha Sabina had nine children whose baptisms are recorded in the parish register of Büdingen (each also born in Büdingen): (1) Johann Georg, baptized 16 July 1752; (2) Eleanora Wilhelmina, baptized 25 August 1754; (3) Conrad, baptized 12 December 1756; (4) Johann Caspar, baptized 15 October 1758, died 24 April 1759; (5) Johannes, baptized 8 Febuary 1761; (6) Johann Ernst, baptized 28 August 1763, died 15 January 1766; (7) Johann Andreas, baptized 26 December 1765; (8) Philip Reinhardt, born 23 January 1768, baptized 28 January 1768; and (9) Johann Peter, born 1 February 1770, baptized 5 February 1770.
Peter Wilhelm, his wife Margaretha Zavina [sic], and children ([a] Johann Georg, 20; Anna Eleonora, age 18; [b] Johann Konrad, age 16; [c] Johannes, age 13; [d] Andreas, age 12; [e] Philipp, age 6; Peter, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 2 July 1772 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hartwig.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Pobochnaya on 4 July 1773.
They are recorded on a 1773 list of Pobochnaya settlers (No. 11).
Sabina Margaretha [sic] Wilhelm and her two youngest sons (Johann Peter, age 28; Peter Karl, age 25) are recorded on the 1798 census of Pobochnaya in Household No. Pb14.
[a] Johann Georg Wilhelm and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Pobochnaya in Household No. Pb24.
[b] In 1777, Konrad Wilhelm moved from Pobochnaya to Krasnoyar.
Konrad Wilhelm and his family are reported on the 1798 Census of Krasnoyar in Household Ks031.
[c] Johannes Wilhelm and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Pobochnaya in Household No. Pb27.
[d] Andreas Wilhelm and his family are recordedon the 1798 census of Pobochnaya in Household No. Pb33.
[e] Philip Reinhardt Wilhelm is recorded on the 1798 census of Pobochnaya in Household No. Pb19.
In 1793, Johann Ludwig Wilhelm left Pobochnaya.
- 1773 Pobochnaya Census (No. 11).
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Einige Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Kolonisationsprojekts von Katharina II. 1763-1775 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2021): 393-394, 408.
- 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): Ks031, Pb14, Pb19, Pb24, Pb27, Pb33, Mv2323, Mv2330.
- Parish register of Büdingen.