Johann Schreiber, a farmer, his wife Maria, and daughter Barbara (3 weeks old) 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.
Johann Schreiber and his wife are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau (No. 38). The 1798 census of Näb records Johannes Schreiber in Household No. Nb35.
The 1767 census records that Johann Schreiber came from the German village of Erndtebrück [?] in the Wittgenstein region.
- 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): Nb35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 270.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5442.