Hartmann Scherr, a farmer, his wife Anna Klara, and daughter Anna Maria (age 16) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stephan in Household No. 30. They had settled there on 24 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Hartmann Scherr came from the German village of Köthen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 227.