Johann Andreas Schäfer, son of Weigand Schäfer & Anna Margaretha Dörffling, was born 16 January 1741 in Langenschwarz which at that time was part of the Free Nobel Province of Ancient Knights, and baptized there on the same day. He married Elisabeth (surname unknown).
They immigrated to Russia, arriving in Frank in 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 57.
- Parish records of Langenschwartz.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 427.
- Pleve, Igor. Schäfer Chart.