Johann Peter Kihsler was born about 1710 in Bannerod, Germany. His sons, Johann Heinrich Kissler and Johann Kaspar, arrived in Frank in 1767. The two brothers are listed on the 1767 Census of Frank in Household No. 52. Johann Peter's daughter, Anna Margaretha, was born in Bannerod on 10 October 1743 and was baptized there on 12 October 1743. She married Johann Paul Wacker who had arrived in Frank in 1767. The Wackers are listed in the next household (No. 53) on the 1767 Census of Frank.
There are no other Kihslers recorded in Bannerod before Johann Peter Kihsler shows up there.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk002, Fk015.
- Parish records of Nieder-Moos (including Bannerod).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 427.
- Pleve, Igor. Kissler Family Chart.