Johannes Wagner was born 23 Dec 1723 in Lang Göns, Hessen, Germany, the son of Johann Conrad Wagner and Anna Maria Müller, both of Lang Göns. The Wagner lineage can be traced to Baltzer Wagner, born about 1620/1630. Johannes Wagner married Anna Margaretha Burbach in Rendel, Germany, on 16 May 1752. They and six of their children, Eva, Christina, Johannes, Johann Phillip, Johann Conrad, and Sebastian, immigrated to Russia.
Johannes Wagner and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household #85.
- Church records of Lang Göns.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 432.
- Pleve, Igor. Wagner Ancestral Chart.