Johann Georg Schmidt and his wife Anna Barbara settled in the Volga German colony of Schilling. They are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 6.
In 1796, Gottfried Schmidt moved from Schilling to Laub.
- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 6).
- 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): Lb19, Mv2580.