Johann Jakob Wagner, a farmer, and his wife Sibilla settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 1 March 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 51 along with their 4-month-old son Christoph.
The 1767 census records that Johann Jakob Wagner came from the German village of Dierbach in the Zweibrücken region.
- 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): Br21, Br37, Br48.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 129.