Friedrich Schäfer, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Magdalena (age 8) settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 1 March 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48.
The 1767 census records that Friedrich Schäfer came from the German village of Oberramstadt.
- 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): Km048.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 227.