Leonhard Schwegert, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Peter, age 12; Anna, age 8; Margaretha, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 5 March 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67.
Peter Schweichert from Ernestinendorf and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. Or30.
- 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): Or30.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 326.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #145.