Jacques Waleton was born in approximately 1790, probably in France. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann, where he is recorded with the German name of Johannes.
He is recorded on the 1834 Census of Seelmann in Household No. 1. His death in 1848 is recorded on the 1850 Census of Seelmann in Household No. 1.
- 1834 Seelmann Census
- 1850 Seelmann Census
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.