Johannes Weigand, a brewer (Bierbrauer), and his wife Appolonia settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 6 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
In 1792, Johann Weigand and his family moved from Husaren to Sewald.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Weigand came from the German village of Hammelburg.
- 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): Mv1038.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 171.