[Johann] Michael Schröder, a merchant (Kaufmann), his wife Anna, and children (Maria, age 9; Johann, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 7 June 1767. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 42 where is wife is recorded as Anna Rosina Fischer.
The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Schröder came from the German village of Jesseitz [Jeßnitz?] in the Dessau-Anhalt region. The 1767 census records that Anna Rosina Fischer came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 285.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1575.