Bartholomäus Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Johanna Christina, and children (Johann Konrad, age 13; Maria Elisabeth, age 10; Heinrich Christoph, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Lieutenant Gawril Poduzki.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 80.
The 1767 census records that Bartholomäus Schmidt came from the German village of Lauterbach in the Riedesel region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 437.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5574.