Johannes Dithion, a shoemaker (Schuhmacher), his wife Rosina, and [step-]son Georg [Schmidt] (age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.
Johannes Dithion, his [new] wife Philippina, and stepsons (Heinrich [Lehmann], age 10; Georg Leonhard [Schmidt], age 7) are recorded on the 1767 census of Sewald in Household No. 5. They had settled there on 20 August 1767.
Georg Leonhard Schmidt is recorded on the 1798 census of Pfeifer in Household No. Pf71.
Georg Leonhard Schmidt and his descendants are recorded on the 1834 census of Pfeifer in Households No. 18 & 72.
The 1767 census does not record from where Georg Leonhard Schmidt came.
- 1834 Pfeifer Census (Household No. 18, 72).
- 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): Pf71.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 168.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2794.