Joseph Hammerschmidt, a single man, arrived from Reval [Estonia] aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 12 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17 along with his new wife, Anna Eva and the orphan Georg Schuster (age 17). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Hammerschmidt and the Schuster families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Joseph Hammerschmidt was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a hunter (Jäger).
The 1767 census records that Joseph Hammerschmidt came from the village of Linz in Austria.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Hammerschmidt family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 66.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #445.