Schmidt (Boisroux-4)

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Schmidt (Boisroux-4)
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Widow Elisabeth Schmidt and her daughter Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35 along with Elisabeth's new husband, Franz Reichert.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Elisabeth Schmidt came from the German region of Dessau.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 147.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1345.


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