Heinrich Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Maria, his son Johann [Daniel] (age 6½), and his father Johann arrived from Rewal on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.
Heinrich died and his widow remarried to Andeas [Friedrich] Sahlmeier. They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Schmidt came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Fk116.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 419.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #462.