Christian Schuster, a baker (Bäcker), and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767. Christian and his new wife Sophia are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 29.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Schuster came from the German region of Zerbst while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Bitterfeld.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 318.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1275.