Gottfried Schmidt, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 3 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottfried Schmidt was a blacksmith while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Schmidt came from the German village of Merscheim in the region of Brandenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 277.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2965.