Frantz Schlegel (son of Conrad Schlegel) was baptized in Roth on 7 December 1721. Anna Dorothea Köhler (daughter of Johann Peter Köhler) was baptized in Roth on 26 March 1724. Frantz and Anna Dorothea married in Roth on 7 March 1748. Frantz and Anna Dorothea had seven children, all born in Roth: Johannes, born 14 March, baptized 16 March 1749; Johann Friedrich, born 9 May, baptized 13 May 1751; Anna Maria, born 3 April, baptized 6 April 1755; Johann Conrad, born 29 August, baptized 1 September 1757; Johann Georg, born 28 July, baptized 31 July 1761; Elisabetha, born and baptized 18 December 1763; and Catharina, born 16 July, baptized 20 July 1766.
Frantz's nephew Franz (son of his brother Conrad) was born in Roth on 13 July and baptized on 15 July 1742. Frantz married Maria Eva (surname unclear) on 23 February 1764. Maria Eva died on 6 April 1766, and Franz then married Julianna Loos (daughter of Valentin Loos) on 10 July 1766. Frantz and Julianna had three children, all born in Roth: Anna Margaretha, born 9 May, baptized 13 May 1767; Conrad, born 6 September, baptized 11 September 1768; and Anna Maria, born 31 August, baptized 4 September 1771.
Both couples and their children arrived in Russia on 17 July 1772. They, along with other families who also arrived in July and August of 1772, were transported to the the Volga German colonies, settling in Pobochnaya in 1773.
Members of this initial group of Schlegel families are still residing in Pobochnaya in 1798 in Census Households #1, #4, #10, #12, #30, #32, and #34.
- Parish records of Gründau (including Mittelgründau, Niedergründau, Rothenbergen, Lieblos, Roth, and Gettenbach) on Archion.de
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Einige Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Kolonisationsprojekts von Katharina II. 1763-1775 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2021): pp. 392 and 407
- Rye, Richard, translator. 1772 and 1798 Census of Pobochnaya (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995)