Michael Scherer, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and children (Barbara, age 8; Johann, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Makkensy.
Michael Scherer and his wife Appolonia are recorded on the 1767 census of Sewald in Household No. 22. They had settled there on 20 August 1767.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Scherer came from the German region of Lothringen. The 1767 census records that he came from the French village of Saarlouis.
- 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): Sd15.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 172.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2457.