Schmidt (Kutter)

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Schmidt (Kutter)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are three Schmidt families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766.

(1) Anton Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Catharina, and children (Ludwig, age 17; Maria, age 15; Jakob, age 8; and Anna, age ¼).

(2) Peter Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife Anna.

(3) Johann Heinrich Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Susanna, and children (Rosina, age 10; Anna, age 7; Anton, age 2).

They all settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 29 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households 58, 59, & 60, respectively.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that these three Schmidt families came from the German district of Isenburg.

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): Kt40, Kt41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 490-491.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6414, #6415, #6416.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies