Johann Weigand, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Klara Christina arrived in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43.
The 1767 census records that Johann Weigand came from the German village of Niederweiler from the district of Baden-Durlach.
- 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): Kk33.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 271.