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Johann [David] Schmudy, his wife Sophia, and children (Dorothea, age 4; Karolina, age 1) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann [David] Schmudy was a farmer from the German region of Danzig. The 1767 census records that he was a mason (Maurer) from the German region of Danzig.

There are no known male descendants of this Schmudy family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 212.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #439.


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