Johannes Ries, son of Johannes Ries, and Sophia Elisabetha Eberhard married on 24 February 1756 at the Reformed Church in Altenhaßlau. The baptisms of four of their children are recorded in Altenhaßlau: (1) Johann Georg, born 13 March 1756; (2) Anna Elisabeth, born 31 October 1758; (3) Johannes, born 11 August 1761; and (4) Johannes, born 19 October 1764.
Johann[es] Ries, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Elisabeth, age 8; Johann, age 6; Hans, age 2½) arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 120.
In 1786, Johannes Ries moved from Warenburg to the Caucasus.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Ries came from the German village of Altenhasslau in the Hanau region.
- 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): Wr009, Mv2971.
- Parish register of Altenhaßlau.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 339.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #600.