Johann Georg Hegwald and his wife Viktoria had five children (all born in Wiedermus) according to the Eckartshausen parish records: Johann Friedrich, born 8 August 1751; Anna Margaretha, born 6 August, 1754; Johannes, born 20 June 1757; Wilhelmina, born 1 June 1760; and Gabriel born 14 April 1763. The family arrived in Russia on 9 August 1766. They settled in Norka and are recorded on the First Settler's List in Family #11.
- Parish records of Eckartshausen (including Langen-Bergheim, Wiedermus, Ronneburg, and Himbach) on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 260
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 231