Joseph Wiedemann, a butcher (Fleischer), and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.
The 1767 census records that Joseph Wiedemann came from the German village of Kilmeis in Schwaben (Swabia).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 72.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5806.