Heinrich Schuhmann, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anton, age 9; Christina, age 4; Katharina, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
Heinrich & Katharina are recorded on an addendum of Beauregard recruits that is appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 77 along with a note that they settled in the Volga German colony of Wittmann.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schuhmann came from the German village of Bassenheim.
- 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): Wm16.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 364.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6922.