Johann Heinrich Anschütz, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67.
In 1786, Christian Anschütz and his family moved from Nieder-Monjou to Urbach. In 1792, Kaspar Anschütz moved from Urbach back to Nieder-Monjou. In 1818, Michael Anschütz moved from Urbach back to Nieder-Monjou.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Anschütz came from the German village of Biskirchen near Braunfels.
- 1834 Census of Urbach (Household No. 65).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nm12, Nm45, Ur03, Mv1899, Mv2909.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 199.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3945.