Philipp Schlager, a weaver (Weber), his wife Anna Sabina, and son Joseph (age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Brabander in Household No. 61. They had settled there on 19 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Schlager came from the German village of Erbach in the Kurmainz region.
- 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): Bn60.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 228.