Johann[es] Schmidt, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
He is recorded on an appendix of Beauregard recruits to the 1767 census in Household #33 along with his new wife Barbara. He is recorded on the 1798 census of Volga German colony of Zürich in Household No. Zr19.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Schmidt came from the German region of Neukirch. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Völkersheim in the region of Neukirch.
- 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): Zr18, Zr19.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 356.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5423