Heinrich Schäfer, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anna, age 14; Johann, age 13; Margaretha, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 7 August 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 7 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 47.
The widow and children of Heinrich Schäfer are recorded on the 1798 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. Sv13.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Schäfer came from the German region of Erbach. The 1767 census records that Andreas Schäfer came from the German village of Hofstetten.
- 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): Sv13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 256.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2897.