Johann Just Schmidt, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Katharina, and daughters (Dorothea, age 13; Katharina, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 8.
They had settled there on the 3 August 1767.
Johannes Schmidt from Paulskaya is recorded on the 1798 census of Kind in Household No. Kd06.
The 1767 census records that Johann Just Schmidt came from the German village of Romrod.
- 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): Kd06, Pl62.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 333.