Johannes Nagelschmidt, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Nagelschmidt came from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that Johannes Nagelschmidt came from the German village of Steinhausen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 256.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2903.