Anton Schmidt, a single baker, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Korsakov.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Sewald on 20 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14 along with his new wife Anna Maria and daughter Maria Katharina (age ¼).
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Anton Schmidt came from the German region of Alsace.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 170.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2782.