Andreas Schäfer, a miller (Müller), and his wife Charlotte Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 142.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Schäfer came from the German village of Hofen in the Runkel region.
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 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2008): 343.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2164.