Schmidt (Katharinenstadt-4)

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Schmidt (Katharinenstadt-4)
Шмидъ (Katharinenstadt-4)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Peter Schmidt, his wife Christina, and sons (Heinrich, age 17; Peter, age 11; Karl, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.

Peter Schmidt, his wife Christina, and sons (Heinrich, age 17; Peter, age 11; Carl, age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Carl died en route.

Johann Peter Schmidt, a cook (Koch), his wife Anna, and sons (Johann, age 18; Peter, age 12) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 27.

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.

The 1767 census records that Johann Peter Schmidt came from the German village of Linthein [Lindheim? : Lindheim in Kr. Wetterau is not likely as it is historically a Lutheran village, and the Schmidt family was Roman Catholic].

Sources: 

- 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. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 210.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7077.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4547-4551.

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Volga Colonies