Johann Christian Herr, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer on 1 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11 along with his new wife Anna Barbara from the German village of Winterbach in the Zweibrücken region.
The 1767 census records that Johann Christian Herr came from the German town of Leipzig in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 92.