Joseph Kleinschmidt, a farmer, and his wife Eva arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.
They arrived in the colony of Beauregard on 3 August 1767 where they are recorded on the appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 20.
They relocated to the colony of Cäsarsfeld in 1768.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Joseph Kleinschmidt came from the German district of Hessen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 166.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3950.