Michael Schmidt, his wife Dorothea, and children (Margaretha Barbara, age 6; Johann Georg, age 4; Johannes, age 3) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 4 July 1761.
They were dismissed from the Danish colonies on 1 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 36.
The Eichhorns record that Michael Schmidt came from the German region of Baden-Durlach.
- 1775 Census of Grimm (No. 36).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1477.