[Johann] Martin Schneider, a farmer, his wife Anna, and [stepson] Elias [Riel] (age 10), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 3 August 1767. Anna died and Martin remarried to widow Katharina Schwartzkopf. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 10 along with Katharina's daughter Susanna (age 11).
The 1767 census records that Johann Martin Schneider came from the German village of Stemag [?] in the Sachsen (Saxony) region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 313.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4373.