Wilhelm Schmidt, a single craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Reinhard on 15 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18 along with a note that he is working for Colonist Rolof.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 24.