Peter Schwartz was born in approximately 1790 in the historical region of Lotharingia. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Louis. He is recorded there on the 1834 Census of Louis in Household No. 113 along with a note that he had died there in 1828.
- 1834 Census of Louis.
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.