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Theobald Schade, a farmer, his wife Sophia, and children (Christian, age 4; Johann, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Joh. Theob. Schade, his wife Dorothea, and sons ( Christian, age 4; Joh. Heinrich, age 2) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Johann Theobald died en route.

Sophia remarried to Martin Röhrig. The combined Schade and Röhrig family settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.

In 1789, Christian Schade moved from Paulskaya to Philippsfeld.

The death of Christian Schade in 1817 is recorded on the 1834 census of Philippsfeld in Household No. 41.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Theobald Schade came from the German region of Siebenlehn.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Schade family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1834 Philippsfeld Census (Household No. 41).
- 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): Pp07, Mv2221.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 338.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1563.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1106-1109.

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