Georg Ludwig Schmidt, a turner (Dreher), his wife Elisabeth and children (Philipp, age 7; Katharina, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 152.
The 1767 census records that Georg Ludwig Schmidt came from the German village of Westenburg in the Leiningen region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 308.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7252.