Johann Schneider, a farmer, and his wife Katharina [Elisabeth] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg. Her daughter and son-in-law Kaspar Schleuning were aboard the same ship.
Elisabeth is recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 117 along with her daughter Elisabeth Margaretha and son-in-law Kaspar Schleuning.
Katharina Elisabeth Schneider (age 60) is recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 171 along with her daughter Elisabeth Margaretha and son-in-law Kaspar Schleuning.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Schneider came from the German region of Isenburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Schneider family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 171).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 260.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5113.