Peter Schmidt (age 1½) is recorded on the 1767 census of Messer in Household No. 61 along with his stepfather Andreas Klapp. They had settled there on 18 June 1767.
Peter Schmidt, son of the deceased Peter Schmidt, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Messer in Household No. Ms09 along with his stepfather Andreas Klapp.
The 1767 census does not record from where Peter Schmidt came.
- 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): Ms09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 146.