Widower Bernhard Schwab, a farmer, and his mother-in-law, Katharina (surname unknown) settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34.
The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Eichenzell near Fulda.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 186.