Schmidt (Grimm-3)

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Schmidt (Grimm-3)
Шмидтъ (Grimm-3)
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Johann Herman Schmidt, son of Johann Schmidt & Anna Katharina Kempf, was born 26 October 1736 in Hergersdorf. He married Anna Katharina Scharmann, daughter of Georg Friedrich & Katharina Elisabeth Scharmann, on 7 October 1762 in Hopfgarten.

The births of two of their children are recorded on the parish register of Unter-Sorg: (1) Anna Katharina, born 6 November 1761; (2) Anna Margaretha, born 29 November 1765.

Hermann Schmidt, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Anna Maria [sic], and daughter Anna Katharina (age 7) are recorded on the 1767 census of Grimm in Household No. 74.

Hermann Schmidt, his new wife Katharina [Merkel], and children (Anna Katharina, age 14½; Mattias, age ½) are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 148 along with Johannes Eberhard who is identified as Hermann's stepson. Perhaps Johannes Eberhard was a brother-in-law.

Hermann Schmidt and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm085.

The death of Herrmann Schmidt from Grimm in 1807 is recorded on the 1811 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 65.

Herrmann's son [Johann] Wilhelm and his descendants are recorded on the 1834 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 77.

The death of Wilhelm Schmidt in 1844 is recorded on the 1850 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 132.

The 1767 census records that Hermann Schmidt came from the German region of Darmstadt.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 148).
- 1811 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 65).
- 1834 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 77).
- 1850 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 132).
- 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): Gm085.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 83.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Wayne Bonner

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies