Johann Adam Wetzel, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 6 June 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34 along with his wife Anna Maria and children (Maria Eva, age 18; Anna Maria, age 1).
The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Wetzel came from the German village of Aschaffenburg.
- 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): Hn30.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 172.