Gottlieb Schlegel and his wife Kunigunda arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits that was included with the 1767 census (#131). They settled in the Volga German colony of Biberstein where they are recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Bb44.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottlieb Schlegel was a weaver while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.
The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Schlegel came from the German village of Mülsen in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Bb44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 375.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5530.