Jakob Schott, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and is recorded there on the 1767 in Household No. 68 along with his new wife Margaretha, new-born son Johann Konrad Andreas (age 1-month), and widowed mother-in-law Louisa Berger.
Jakob Schott and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 143 along with his widowed mother-in-law Louisa Berger.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Schott was a wheelwright from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from Mehlis [?].
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 143).
- 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): Gm032, Gm039.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 82.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4853.