Johannes Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife, Anna, arrived in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded on the supplement to the 1767 Nieder-Monjou census in Household No. 35.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Pfaffenwiesbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 212.