Johannes Wilhelm, son of Johann Jacob & Anna Dorothea Wilhelm, was born 22 March 1722 in Schlierbach. He married there to Anna Magdalena Lohrey on 7 April 1752. They had two children: (1) Anna Gertraud, born 28 January 1753, and (2) Albertina, born 16 February 1755, died 30 November 1756. Anna Magdalena died on 19 November 1756. Johannes remarried on 26 January 1758 to Anna Margaretha Seibert.
Johannes, Anna Margaretha, and Anna Gertrude arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.
- 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): Nr016.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 238.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3756.