Johann Schneider, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Maria Elisabeth, age 20; Johann, age 18; Maria, age 16½; Anna, age 10; Georg, age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
Johann Schneider, his wife Anna Barbara, and children (Maria Elisabeth, age 22; Johann Heinrich, age 19; Elisabeth, age 18; Anna Elisabeth, age 11; Anna Catrina, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Johann and daughter Elisabeth (age 18) had died en route.
Widow Barbara Schneider and her children (Johann Heinrich, age 20; Anna Elisabeth, age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stephan in Household No. 10. They had settled there on 24 August 1767.
Son Johann Heinrich Schneider and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Stephan in Household No. Sp16. Daughter Anna Elisabeth Schneider is recorded on the 1798 census of Stephan in Household No. Sp31 as the wife of Johann Georg Schönhals.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Schneider was a farmer from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Barbara Schneider's husband had been a tailor (Schneider) from the German village of Zell.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Sp16, Sp31.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 223.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3628.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1965-1971.