Christian Schmidt & Anna Elisabeth Becker were married on 21 May 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.
Christian Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Susannental on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26.
In 1794, widow Katharina Elisabeth Rittger née Becker married Johannes Eifert in Meinhard and took her son from her first husband, Christian Schmidt, Johannes Heinrich Schmidt with her.
Johann Heinrich Schmidt from Susannental is recorded on the 1798 census of Meinhard in Household No. Mn03.
Johann Heinrich Schmidt and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Meinhard in Household No. 7.
The 1767 census records that Christian Schmidt came from the German village of Hoch-Weisel [?] in the Darmstadt.
- 1834 Meinhard Census (Household No. 7).
- 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): Mn03, Mv2883.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #157.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 264.