In 1795, Johannes Guthschmidt moved from Stephan to Astrakhan.
Johannes Guthschmidt and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Stephan in Household No. Sp15.
- 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): Sp15, Mv2846.