Johannes Heitzenröder was born 11 Oct 1722 in Gersfeld, Germany. His parents were Georg Heitzenröder and Anna Müller. He married Anna Katharina Heun on 18 Nov 1751. They travelled to Russia along with their six children. Johannes died during the trip, as did several of the children. Anna Katharina married Johann Georg Zitzmann, and their combined family is reported on the Frank First Settler's List in Famliy #110.
- Parish records of Gersfeld on Archion.de.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 406
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): p. 437