There are two Schleuger families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767.
(1) Heinrich Schleuger, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 99 along with Elisabeth's children (Maria, age 18; Michael, age 9) who also arrived with them in Oranienbaum.
(2) Johann[es] Schleuger, a farmer, and his wife Maria/Anna Magdalena arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 101.
In 1788, Kaspar Schleuger moved from Balzer to Lauwe.
In 1792, Johannes Schleuger and his family moved from Balzer to Krasnoyar.
In 1793, Konrad Schleuger moved from Balzer to Jost.
Philipp Schleuger from Balzer is recorded on the 1798 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. Nm52.
The Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that both of these Schleuger families came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Bz092, Jo08, Ks022, Lw15, Nm52, Mv0049, Mv0074, Mv0077.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 102.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4040, #4041.