Sebastian Weiss, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Sewald on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20.
In 1788, Sebastian Weiss and his family moved from Sewald to Seelmann.
The 1767 census records that Sebastian Weiss came from the German region of Rot.
- 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): Sm32, Sm33, Mv2747.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 171.