Peter Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife, Anna Christina, settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.
Peter Schmidt and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Preuss in Household No. Ps49.
The 1834 census of Preuss records in Household No. 135 that Peter's son Heinrich and several of his sons moved from Preuss to Göbel. They are recorded on the 1834 census of Göbel in Household No. 35 along with a note that they had arrived there in 1829.
The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Weilmünster.
- 1834 Göbel Census (Household No. 35).
- 1834 Preuss Census (Household No. 135).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ps49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 421.