Gottfried Frühwald, a farmer, and his wife Dorothea settled in the Volga German colony of Schwed on 1 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Frühwald came from the German town of Berlin in the region of Prussia.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 143.