Johannes Andreas Schmidt, a tailor (Schneider), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7 along with his new wife, Maria Eva Vogt, and her children from a previous marriage: Kunigunde Wendel (age 16) and Johann Gottfried Wendel (age 5).
The 1767 census records that Johannes Andreas Schmidt came from the German village of Streetz in Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 277.