[Johann] Wilhelm Schröder [erroneously recorded as Schneider], a turner, his wife Katharina, and daughters (Anna, age 16¼; Wilhelmina, age 8; Louisa, age 5; Sophia, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.
Johann Willhelm [sic] Schröder, his wife Cath. Marg. Elisabeth, and daughters (Anna Maria, age 18; Willhelm. Elisab., age 7; Louisa Henriette, age 6; Maria Sophia, age 2) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that both parents and daughter Maria Sophia died in route.
Daughter Anna Maria Schröder is recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm170 as the wife of Dietrich Brahm.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Wilhelm Schröder came from the German region of Isenburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Schröder among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6404.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7874-7879.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Johann Wilhelm Schneider [should be Schröder] and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.