Johann Zaper, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 15 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 72.
The 1767 census records that Johann Zaper came from the German village of Külsheim in the Bamberg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 76.