Heinrich Schlotthauer, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott. The family at this time consisted of father Heinrich and mother Elisabeth along with children Johann Heinrich (age 20), Johann (age 18), Johannes (age 14), Christoph (age 11), and Christina (age 8).
Heinrich died after arrival in Russia. His widow and children settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 8 & 9. Those recorded there are mother Anna Elisabeth (age 43), Johann Heinrich (age 21), Johann (age 18), Johannes (age 16), Christoph (age 13), and Christina (age 9).
The 1798 census of Dobrinka records Johannes Schlotthauer (age 45) and his family in Household No. Db49.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that father Heinrich Schlotthauer came from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that sons Johann Heinrich & Johannes Schlotthauer came from the German village of Alsfeld.
Research by Manfred Steinberger reveals that Heinrich Schlotthauer married Anna Elisabeth Mönker of Reichlos and that their children were born in the German village of Metzlos.
- 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): Db49, Kf11, Kf17.
- Parish records of Metzlos.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 395.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3661.