Johannes Schaller, a teacher (Lehrer), his wife Jakobina, and son Johannes (age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 41 along with the single Philipp Hessemar (age 18). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Schaller and Hessemar families.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Schaller came from the German village of Riol.
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- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7247.