Johann Peter von der Heid, son of Christophel von der Heid, and Maria Catharina Engel, daughter of Philipp Engel, married in Schwickartshausen on 20 Jul 1752. The baptisms of five children are recorded in the Schwickartshausen parish records: Johann Christophel, born 30 December 1753, baptized January 1, 1754 (died 4 April 1754); Johannes, born 5 December, baptized 7 December 1754; Anna Maria, baptized 25 November 1759; Anna Elisabetha, baptized 5 November 1762; and Anna Sophia, born 5 July, baptized 7 July 1765. The family arrived in Russia on 15 September 1766 and settled in Hussenbach.
- Parish records of Schwickartshausen on Archion.de.
- Stumpp, Karl. The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the years 1763 to 1862. (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1982), p. 132
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 383
- Nakaji, Susan Hopp. Reconstructed First Settlers List for Hussenbach (Linevo Osero)