Schaad / Schadt (Dietel)
Michael Schaad, a stonemason, his wife Barbara, and children (David, age 17½; Johann, age 16; Barbara, age 12; Elisabeth, age 8; Maria, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Makkensy.
Only two of his children seem to have survived to settle in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767:
(1) David (age 18), a bread baker (Semmelbäcker), is recorded on the 1767 census of Dietel in Household No. 6 along with the Georg Hetzel family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Schaad and Hetzel families.
(2) Elisabeth (age 8) is recorded on the 1767 census of Dietel in Household No. 10 along with the Matthias Schmidt family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Schmidt and Schaad families.
The 1767 census records that son David Schaad came from the German village of Kork in the Darmstadt region.
Some descendants of this family use the spelling of Schott.
- 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): Dt54, Dt58.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 282, 284.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2447.