Michael Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife, Barbara, settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.
The 1767 census records that Michael Schmidt came from the German village of Gross-Winterbach? in the Kurpfalz.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 349.