Johann Michael Schad, son of Michael Schad, was born on 14 February 1719 in Ruppertsburg and baptized there on 19 February 1719. Johann Michael Schad married on 12 July 1753 in Ruppertsburg to Anna Margaretha Port who had been born there on 6 September 1722.
They had two children born/baptized in Ruppertsburg: (1) Elisabetha, born 25 June 1754, baptized 27 June 1754; and (2) Johann Heinrich, born 2 November 1756, baptized 5 November 1756. A note on the entry for Johann Heinrich records that he went to Russia in 1766.
Michael Schadt, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov. They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar. Michael is recorded there on the 1767 census along with his second wife Anna Eva and their newborn son Konrad.
Descendants of Michael Schadt are recorded on the 1798 census of Krasnoyar in Households No. Ks042 and Ks069.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Schadt came from the German region of Laubach.
- 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): Ks042.
- Parish records of Ruppertsburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 433.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4165.
Parish register of Ruppertsburg recording the birth/baptism of Johann Michael Schad:
"eodem die [ = 19. Februarii] hat Michael Schade ein Söhnlein (so d[en] 14 Febr[uarii] auch geboren) mit Namen Johann Michael tauffen laßen. Der Gevatter war Michael Port iuv[enis] (= Jüngling) Caspar Ports allhier ehe[licher] Sohn"
Source: Karl Becker.
Parish register of Ruppertsburg recording the birth/baptism of Johann Heinrich Schad:
"Die V Nov[embris] hat Joh[ann Michael Schad sein Söhn[lein] mit welchem sein Eheweib Anna Marg[aretha] geb[orene] Portin am 2ten huius nachmittags entbunden worden, taufen lasssen mit Nahmen Johann Henrich. Der erbetene Tauf Zeuge war Joh[ann] Henrich, Michael Marxen Sohn. 1766 nach Rußland gezogen."
Source: Karl Becker.