Johann Michael Schneider, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Maria Magdalena, age 9; Johann Philipp, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 12 September 1767. Johann Michael Schneider is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27 along with a new wife Elisabeth (age 20) and two children (Anna Maria, age 11; Johann Michael, age 9). These two children, whose surname is not recorded, do not appear to be either his or his new wife's (as she is too young).
The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Schneider came from the German village of Krumbach in the Erbach region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 133.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5255.