[Johann] Georg Sauer, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They are recorded in Household No. 105 on a list of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census along with a note indicating that they resettled to the Volga German colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.
However, the 1798 census records that they settled in the Volga German colony of Kind, and in 1771, Johann Georg Sauer and his family moved from Kind to Schaffhausen.
The 1767 census records that Georg Sauer came from the German village of Bensefert [?] in the Pfalz region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mv1270.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 369.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5413.