Joseph Schlotter and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Joseph Schlotter and his wife are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux (No. 9).
In 1792, Johann Schlotter moved from Wittmann to Ober-Monjou.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Joseph Schlotter was a farmer from the German region of Bayern (Bavaria). The 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher) from the village of Braun/Bsern [?].
- 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): Om53, Mv3018.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 164.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4636.