Johann Schellhase, a tailor (Schneider), settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 103 along with his new wife Elisabeth Grünmeier and two children (Christian Adolph, age 1; Johann Friedrich, age 1 mo.).
The 1767 census records that Johann Schellhase came from the town of Amsterdam in Holland.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 298.