Peter Schmidt and his brothers, Johann Ludwig and Johannes, settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46 along with their stepfather, Friedrich Salorkube?.
The 1767 census records that these Schmidt brothers 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.