Georg Schäfer, a farmer, and his wife Anna Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22.
In 1790, widow Anna Maria Schäfer and her family moved from Kukkus to Schilling.
The 1767 census records that Georg Schäfer came from the German village of Löhnfeld in the Kurpfalz.
- 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): Kk49, Sg089, Mv1442.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 467.