Johannes Hagelgans was born in 1714 in Oberau bei Büdingen (now Oberau, Altenstadt, Hessen, Germany).
He, his second wife Anna, and his three children arrived in the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766. They arrived in Kutter on 29 July 1767 and are listed there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 48.
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 487.
Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 405.