In a paper entitled "A page from the Fränkisch-Crumbach Parish Church Book," 1911, No. 4, Pastor Theodor Mesinger published a list of families and individuals who had been recorded in 1766 by Pastor Cellarius in the cover of the church book. Over 100 inhabitants of this parish travelled to Russia. His list includes the following person: Johann Leonhard Weber, a single blacksmith.
Leonhard Weber, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 21 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 51.
Leonhard Weber is recorded on the 1798 census of Walter in Household No. Wt004.
The 1767 census records that Leonhard Weber came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Wt004.
- Mesinger, Theodor. "A page from the Fränkisch-Crumbach Parish Church Book," 1911, No. 4.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 355.