Johann Heinrich Schreiner, his wife Katharina, son Johann Philipp (age 6), mother Anna Maria, and siblings (Johann, age 20; Anna Elisabeth, age 11; Christian [Friedrich], age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
They all settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767. Johann Heinrich, Katharina, and Johann Philipp are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 104. Christian Friedrich Schneider (age 10) and his sister Anna Elisabeth (age 13) are recorded on the 1767 census of Krasnoyar in Household No. 119 [erroneously under the surname Schneider] along with their stepmother, the widow Maria Katharina Hessler.
Jakob Schreiner from Krasnoyar and his family are recorded on the 1862 census of Gnadendorf.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Heinrich was a weaver from the German region of Laubach. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German region of Laubach.
- 1862 Gnadendorf Census.
- 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): Ks032, Ks089.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 443, 448.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3878.