Johannes Schwindt, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 22 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 212.
Johannes Schwindt, his wife Anna Dorothea, and children (Johann David, age 18; Louisa, age 13) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka inHousehold No. 18.
The 1798 census of Yagodnaya Polyana records Johannes Schwindt from Norka in Household No. Yp95.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Schwindt came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 18).
- 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): Nr076, Yp95.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 287.