Settled in the Following Colonies:
Discussion & Documentation:
Ulrich Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Kautz on 20 July 1767. They are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
Ulrich is recorded as a widower on the 1798 census in Kautz (Kz13).
The 1767 census records that the Schmidts came from the Swiss village of Schleitheim, just across the border from Baden-Württemberg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Schmidt family among the Volga German colonies.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kz13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 335.
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