Schmidt (Bangert)

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Schmidt (Bangert)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are three Schmidt households on the 1767 census of the Volga German colony of Bangert. Each settled there 1 July 1767:

(1) Johann Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender. They are recorded in Bangert on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.

(2) Peter Schmidt, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender. They are recorded in Bangert on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.

(3) Widow Katharina Schmidt arrived on the transport of Lieutenant Dunkler and is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.

The 1767 census records that all three of these families came from the German village of Wetterau near Kleeberg in the Darmstadt region.

Sources: 

- 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): Bg09, Bg13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 106, 107, 113.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3389, #3398.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies