Frans Joseph Mader and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27. Susanna Stieber (age 10), the orphan daughter of Peter Stieber, is also recorded in Household No. 27. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Mader and Stieber families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Franz Joseph Mader was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a book binder (Buchbinder).
The 1767 census records that Franz Joseph Mader came from the German village of Barpach [?] near Fetzburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 221.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5970.