Johann Peter Wasmuth was born 12 September 1744 in Fauerbach, north of Büdingen. He married on 28 April 1766 in Elze near Leine to Anna Margaretha Luers. They immigrated to Russia, settling in the colony of Ernestinendorf. They are recorded there on the 1798 Census in Household No. Er01.
Andreas Wasmuth, recorded on the 1798 Census in Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka012, is believed to be his brother.
- HADIS - Familienarchive (HStAD \ R 21 B :: Auswanderer-Nachweise).
- 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).