Nikolaus Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Christoph, age 8; Sebastian, age 7; Margaretha, age 5; Michael, age 4; Melchior, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.
Nikolaus Schmidt, a barrell maker (Fassbinder), his wife Anna, and sons (Christoph, age 10; Sebastian, age 9; Melchior, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Warenburg in Household No. 91. They had settled there on 12 May 1767.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Schmidt came from the German region of Franken (Franconia). The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Weinheim in the region of Franken (Franconia).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Wr084.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 4 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 335.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1149.