Jakob Maurer, a farmer, his wife Eleonora, and children (Johann, age 18; Anton, age 13; Maria, age 11; Peter, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienabum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
In 1786, Johann Peter Maurer and his family moved from Kaneau to Schaffhausen.
Peter Maurer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schaffhausen in Household No. Sh02.
As of 1788, Anton Maurer from Näb and his family were living in the Caucasus. In 1797, Anton Maurer and his family moved from Rosenheim to Kaneau. Anton Maurer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Kaneau in Household No. Kn10.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Maurer came from the German region of Hessen.
- 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): Kn10, Sh02, Mv1143, Mv2480.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5432.