Karl Will, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Elisabeth, age 16½; Johann [Peter], age 12; Maria, age 7; Weigand, age 5) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.
In 1788, Weigand Will moved from Grimm to Bauer. The 1798 census of Grimm records Peter Will in Household No. Gm140.
The 1798 census of Bauer records Weigand Will in Household No. Br37.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Karl Will came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Br37, Gm140, Mv0758.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #454.