Weigand Schäfer, a baker (Bäcker), and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.
Weigand settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40 along with his new wife Eleonore and her daughter Elisabeth (age 16) [surname not recorded].
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Weigand Schäfer came from the German region of Treisbach. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Rimbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 304.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6410.