Johannes Schaab, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Stephan, age 18; Elisabeth, age 12; Anna, age 7; Katharina, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767. Widow Elisabeth Schaab and the surviving children are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42.
The 1767 census records that Elisabeth Schaab came from the German village of Mitgenfeld in the Würzburg 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): Se03, Se24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 188.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6612.