Johann Bährer and his wife Helena arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on a ship under the command of Fyodor Fyodorov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer on 30 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 51 along with a 1-month-old daughter Maria Eva.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Bährer was a weaver from the German region of Nürnberg while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German village of Lehrberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 103.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7148.