Andrea Spahn, a farmer, and his wife Fransisca arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 61 along with his new wife, Katharina, and orphan Klara Heim (age 9), daughter of the deceased Philipp Heim. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Spahn and Heim families.
In 1791, Nikolaus Spahn moved from Paulskaya [sic] to Göbel. Nikolaus Spahn from Pfeifer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Göbel in Household No. Gb35.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Spahn came from the German village of Schönborn [?] in the Pfalz region.
- 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): Gb35, Pf27, Pf57, Mv2259.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 392.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5204.