Paul Schmidt, a single baker (Bäcker), is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 130. He is recorded on the 1798 census of Biberstein in Household No. Bb42.
The 1767 census records that Paul Schmidt came from the German village of Leeort.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bb42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 376.