Franziscus [sic] Schult, his wife Maria, and sons (Johann, age 14; Gerhard [Erhardt], age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 censu sin Household No. 77.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Franziscus [sic] Schult was a merchant from Friedberg. The 1767 census records that Franz Heinrich Schult was a farmer from the German village of Raubach.
- 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): Pl61.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 349.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4217.