Widower Ignatius Wittmann, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Schwed on 1 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.
The 1767 census records that Ignatius Wittmann came from the German town of Berlin in Brandenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 144.