Johann Peter Wilhelm (son of Johann Georg Wilhelm and his wife Magdalena) was baptized in Büdingen on 13 October 1724. Margaretha Sabina Thönges (daughter of Geörg Christoph Thönges and his wife Catharina Margaretha) was baptized in Büdingen on 16 February 1735. Johann Peter and Margaretha Sabina married in Büdingen on on 5 August 1751.
Johann Peter and Margaretha Sabina had nine children, all born and baptized in Büdingen: Johann Georg, baptized 16 July 1752; Eleanora Wilhelmina, baptized 25 August 1754; Conrad, baptized 12 December 1756; Johann Caspar, baptized 15 October 1758 (died 24 April 1759); Johannes, baptized 8 Febuary 1761; Johann Ernst, baptized 28 August 1763 (died 15 January 1766); Johann Andreas, baptized 26 December 1765; Philip Reinhardt, born 23 January, baptized 28 January 1768; and Johann Peter, born 1 February, baptized 5 February 1770.
The family arrived in Russia on 28 July 1772. Along with other families who also arrived in July and August of 1772 they were transported to the the Volga German colonies, settling in Pobochnaya in 1773.
Johann Peter, his wife Gertrude Prinz from Norka, their children, his younger brother Peter Karl Wilhelm and his family, and their mother Margaretha Sabina are reported on the 1798 Census of Pobochnaya in Household #14. Philip Reinhardt is reported in Household #19. Johann Georg, his wife Elisabetha Schroeder from Krasnoyar and their children are reported in Household #24. Johannes, his wife Magdalena Schleicher from Norka, and their children are reported in Household #27. Andreas and his family are reported in Household #33.
The movement tables in the 1798 Census indicate that Conrad moved to Krasnoyar in 1777. He is reported on the 1798 Census of Krasnoyar in Household #31.
- Parish records of Büdingen on Archion.de
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Einige Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Kolonisationsprojekts von Katharina II. 1763-1775 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2021): pp. 393-394 and 408
- Rye, Richard, translator. 1772 and 1798 Census of Pobochnaya (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995)
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Volume 1, p. 626