Zacharius Schönheiter, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 16 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.
The 1767 census records that Zacharius Schönheiter came from the German village of Epsong in the district of Schwaben (Swabia).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 156.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3056.