Georg Schuster, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.
The parents died after arriving in Russia. The surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 15 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 17 and 73.
By 1798, Michael Schuster is recorded in the colony of Neu-Kolonie (Nk06).
The 1767 census records that Georg's oldest son Adam Schuster came from the German village of Reuth in the district of Bamberg.
- 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): Nk06.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 66, 76.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5776.