Martin Schröder, his wife Katharina, and his brother[-in-law] Johann [Heinrich] Pea arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jacob Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 50 along with an aunt Margaretha (age 68) [surname not recorded].
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Schröder was a carpenter while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Martin Schröder came from the German village of Gelnhausen.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 127).
- 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): Gm144.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 79.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2651.