Johann[es] Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No 97 along with a note that they settled in the Volga German colony of Luzern in 1768.
Johann Schmidt from Luzern is recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl92.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Schmidt came from the German region of Bayern. The 1767 census records that Johannes Schmidt came from the German village of Waldthurn [?] in the Bayern region.
- 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): Kl38, Kl92.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5517.