Schmidt (Schilling-1)

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Schmidt (Schilling-1)
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Widow Anna Schmidt and her children (Konrad, age 18½; Johann, age 17; Maria, age 16; Anna, age 12; Reinhardt, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Surving sons Johann Adam Schmidt, his wife Dorothea, and Reinhard are recorded on the 1775 census of the Volga German colony of Schilling in Household No. 67.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that this Schmidt family came from the German village of Gelnhausen.

Johann Adam & Reinhardt do not appear to be related to the other Schmidt family in Schilling.


- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 67).
- 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): Sg070.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1671.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies