Johann Ziegler and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer. His widow and children are recorded on the 1767 census of Schäfer in Household No. 49 along with his widow's new husband Klaus Friedrich Hildebrant.
The 1767 census records that Margaretha Elisabetha Ziegler came from the German village of Zella in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 102.