Johann Heinrich Schröder, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 with his new bride Christina. The 1767 census records that he is the mayor (Schulz) of Philippsfeld.
In 1770, Johann Heinrich Schröder and his family moved from Philippsfeld to Saratov.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Heinrich Schröder is a farmer from the German district of Hessen while the 1767 census records that he is a Lieutenant from the German district of Hessen-Kassel.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 403.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5273.