Johannes Schmidt, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 12 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.
The 1767 census records that this Schmidt family came from the German village of Oberursel in Kurmainz.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ps10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 414.