Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Ilbeshausen, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany

Johannes Weidemann, son of Andreas Weidemann, was born 18 September 1734 in Ilbeshausen, Darmstadt, Germany. He married Margaretha Kissler, daughter of Johann Peter Kissler and Anna Margaretha Krafft, on 28 January 1765. 

Johann Weidemann, his wife Margaretha, and her daughter Anna Margaretha, arrived in Russia on 15 September 1766.  The couple is recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household #64.

The Weideman lineage can be traced to Conrad Weydemann, born about 1640, of Audra, Eichsfeld, Germany.


- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 402

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 429.

Edward F. Wagner