Johann Ulrich Schiffner, a teacher (Lehrer), his wife Anna, his sister Johanna (age 19), and his mother-in-law Anna, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Johann Hermann Anderson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.
The 1767 census records that Johann Ulrich Schiffner came from the German village of Saalfeld in Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Wt083.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 297.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6577.