Mattias Lüdander, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Elisabeth, daughter (Maria, age 1½), and stepdaughter [surname not recorded] (age 5) are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwed in Household No. 9 along with his orphaned nephew Peter Dotz (age 15). They had settled there on 27 July 1765.
The 1767 census records that Mattias Lüdander came from the Swedish town of Stockholm.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 142.