Gottlieb Prester, a weaver (Weber), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 15 June 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18.
The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Prester came from the German village of Beerbaum.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 249.