Just Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Peter, age 11; Johanna, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 45. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.
Johann Just Schmidt and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. Nm46.
The 1767 census records that Just Schmidt came from the German village of Biskirchen near Braunfels.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nm46.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 195.