Peter Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Frank and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
The 1767 census records that Peter Schmidt came from the German village of Lenrot in the Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter.
- 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): Fk044.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 423.