Schmidt (Seelmann-3)

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Schmidt (Seelmann-3)
Шмидъ (Seelmann-3)
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Johannes Schmidt, his wife Maria Magdalena, and children (Johann Adam, age 13; Anna Maria, age 10; Anna Catharina, age 9; Conrad, age 2) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Johannes died en route.

Widow Maria Magdalena remarried to Franz Zacharias Greich. They and her surviving children (Johann Adam Schmidt, age 13; Maria Schmidt, age 9; Anna Katharina Schmidt, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Leitsinger in Household No. 58 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Seelmann in 1768.

The 1767 census does not record from where the Schmidt siblings came.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 73.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2557-2562.

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