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Konrad Schefler, his wife Justina, and daughters (Elisabeth, age 15; Anna Maria, age 13; Katharina Elisabeth, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Konrad Schefler and his wife Justina are recorded on the 1767 census of Grimm in Household No. 88.

They are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 159 along with daughters (Anna Maria, age 21; Katharina Elisabeth, age 19 - who do not appear on the 1767 census).

Daughter Anna Maria is recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm150 married to Samuel Gillig.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Schefler was a farmer from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German region of Isenburg.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendant lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 159).
- 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): Gm150.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 85.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4051.


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