Johannes Wiesner, a mason (Maurer), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Volmer on 18 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.
The 1834 census of Volmer records that Michael Weisner moved from Volmer to Leichtling in 1823.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Wiesner came from the German village of Memmingen.
- 1834 Census of Volmer (#65)
- 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): Vm14.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 288.