Johan Scheller, a cobbler (Schuster) from the area of Stollberg, and Anna Elisabeth Berget from the area of Stollberg, were married on 21 May 1766 in Pastor Peterssen's house in Lübeck. The marriage is recorded in the parish register of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church in Lübeck.
Johann[es] Scheller, a farmer, his wife Anna and brother [Johann] Konrad (age 17) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 59.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johannes Scheller came from the German region of Stolberg.
- 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): Dh076, Dh081.
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