Katharina Neumann, widow of craftsman (Handwerker) Matthias Neumann, settled in the Volga German colony of Schwed on 2 June 1766. She is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8 along with her two sons from an earlier marriage: Nils Petersen (age 5) and Karl Christian Petersen (age 1½).
The 1767 census records that Katharina Neumann came from the Danish town of Copenhagen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 141.