Johann Heinrich Schumacher, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Jakobina, age 12; Johann, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
They are recorded on the 1767 census in a list of Beauregard recruits (No. 6) and eventually settled in the Volga German colony of Zürich where they are recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Zr15.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schumacher came from the German village of Frankenhausen.
- 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): Zr15.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 350.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6895.