Johann Schäfer, a pastor's son (Pastorensohn), settled in the Volga German colony of Fischer on 11 April 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21 along with his wife Anna Rebekka and their daughter Johanna Katharina (age 2).
The 1767 census records that Johann Schäfer came from the village of Galobar [see Schulz] in England.
- 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): Fs36.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 413.