Heronimus Schmitter, a single farmer, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 127 along with a note that he settled in the Volga German colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Heronimus Schmitter came from the German region of Hamburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 375.