Peter Schmidt, his wife Christina, and children (Heinrich, age 17; Peter, age 11; Carl, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.
Son Heinrich is recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka131. Son Peter is recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka010.
- 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): Ka010, Ka131.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7077.