Adam Schultheis and his wife Dorothea arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Adam Schultheis and his wife Dorothea are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Susannental on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adam Schultheis was a stonemason while the 1767 census records that he was a turner (Dreher).
The 1767 census records that Adam Schultheis came from the German village of Thalberg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Schultheis family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 266.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4526.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5747-5748.