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).
There are no known surviving male lines of this Schmidt family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 277.