Johannes Simon, a single man, immigrated to Russia from the German village of Steinau. He arrived at the port in Oranienbaum from Lübeck on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov. He settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 where he and his new wife are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39. The family is recorded on the 1798 census of Krasnoyar in Household No. Ks043.
- 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): Ks020, Ks043.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 424.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 275.