Johann Schmidt, a weaver his wife Maria, and children (Peter, age 11; Ludwig, age 7; Johannes, age ¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Joh. Jost Schmied [sic], his wife Maria Elisabetha, and sons (Joh. Peter, age 11; Ludwig, age 7; Johannes, age 1) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Peter Schmidt and his brothers, Johann Ludwig and Johannes, are recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 46 along with their stepfather Friedrich Salorkube?. They had settled in Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Schmidt family came from the German district of Darmstadt.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nm16.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 195.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4666.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3288-3292.