Michael Schwed, a farmer, his wife Eva, and daughter Anna [Margaretha] (age 17) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
Michel Schwed, his wife Eva, and daughter Anna Margreta (age 19) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that his wife Eva died en route.
Michael Schwed, his [new] wife Maria Margaretha, and her daughter Anna Maria [surname not recorded] (age 10) are recorded on the 1767 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 81. They had settled in Pfeifer on 22 August 1767.
Daughter Anna Margaretha Schwed is recorded on the 1767 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 79 as the 18-year-old widow of [Sebastian] Breit whose parents are recorded in Household No. 77. Anna Margaretha will later marry Nikolaus Jakob who is recorded as a widower on the 1767 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 106. She is recorded as the widow of Nikolaus Jakob on the 1798 census of Pfeifer in Household No. Pf85.
The 1798 census of Pfeifer records that Michael's son Andreas is working at the mill in the colony of Hildmann.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Schwed came from the German region of Köln while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Bonn.
- 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): Pf10, Pf85.
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- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4113.
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