Jürgen Baltzer [sic] Schäffer & Anna Margaretha Sauerbreis [sic] were married 25 April 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.
Balthasar Schäfer and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.
Balthasar Schäfer, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 24.
Balthasar Schäfer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Basel in Household No. Bs02.
The Oranienbaum passenger list does not record from where Balthasar Schäfer came. The 1767 census records that Balthasar Schäfer came from the German village of Stauhausen.
- 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): Bs02.
- Mai, Brent Alan & Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #144.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 210.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6954.