Heinrich Aschemacher and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.
In 1788, Joseph Aschemacher and his family moved from Preuss to Brabander.
The death of Andreas Aschemacher, son of Joseph Aschemacher, in 1801 is recorded on the 1811 census of Brabander in Household No. 15.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Aschemacher was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he is a miner (Bergarbeiter).
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Aschemacher came from the German village of Rheinbreitbach.
- 1811 Brabander Census (Household No. 15).
- 1834 Brabander Census (Household No. 62).
- 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): Bn15, Mv2341.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 12.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #417.