There are two Schäfer orphans [?] that settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766.
(1) Ulrich Schäfer (age 15) is recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 214.
(2) Gottlieb Schäfer (age 14) is recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 215.
The 1767 census records that both of these Schäfers came from the town of Den Haag in Holland.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Schäfer family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 319, 320.