Johannes Weidemann, son of Andreas Weidemann, was born 18 September 1734 in Illeshausen, Darmstadt, Germany. His lineage can be traced to Conrad Weydemann, born about 1640, of Audra, Eichsfeld, Germany. Johann Weidemann is recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household #64.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 429.