Gottfried Kammer, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer on 1 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Kammer came from the German village of Weidnitz in the region of Schlesien (Silesia).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 92.