Johannes Zimmermann and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Frank. His son, Johannes (age 8), is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 78 living with the Johann Heinrich Frick family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Zimmermann and Frick families.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Zimmermann came from the German village of Wallernhausen in the Fulda region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 431.