Johann Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Johann Adam, age 7; Maria Elisabeth, age 4; Maria Ottilia, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.
Johann Schmidt, his wife Anna Katharina Faulstich, and children (Johann Adam, age 8; Maria Elisabeth, age 5½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Köhler in Household No. 21. They had settled there on 21 August 1767.
In 1790, Valentin Schmidt moved from Hildmann to Köhler.
In 1792, Andreas Schmidt and his family moved from Köhler to Hildmann.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Schmidt came from the German region of Fulda.
- 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): Hd04, Kl11, Kl53, Mv0843, Mv1321, Mv1861.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 365.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5685.