Schmidt (Grimm-1)

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Schmidt (Grimm-1)
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Samuel Schmidt, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 85.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Samuel Schmidt was a farmer. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).

Samuel Schmidt and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 162.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Samuel Schmidt came from the German region of Darmstadt.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 162).
- 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): Gm038.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 85.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5022.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies