Johann[es] Schneider, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17 along with his new wife Henrietta.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Schneider came from the German region of Friedeburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Stockhausen.
- 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): Sb22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 131.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2643.