Mauritius Schmalz [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Barbara, age 5; Peter, age 3; Margaretha, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
Moritz Schmalz [sic], his wife Anna Maria, and children (Peter, age 4; Anna Margaretha, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Brabander in Household No. 104. They had settled in Brabander on 26 June 1767.
Son Peter Schmalzel is recorded on the 1798 census of Brabander (Household No. Bn31) erroneously under the surname Schmelzer. Widow Sabina Schmalzel is recorded on the 1798 census of Brabander in Household No. Bn60. The family of Johannes Schmalzel is recorded on the 1798 census of Brabander in Household No. Bn62.
Peter Schmalzer [sic] and his son Leonhard are recorded on the 1811 census of Brabander in Household No. 31 along with a note that they both died in 1807.
Johannes Schmalzer [sic] and his son Michael are recorded on the 1811 census of Brabander in Household No. 61.
The 1834, 1850, and 1857 censuses of Brabander consistently use the spelling of Schmalzel for this surname.
The 1767 census records that Mauritius Schmalz came from the German village of Eschenbach in Bayern (Bavaria).
- 1811 Brabander Census (Households No. 31, 61).
- 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): Bn31, Bn60, Bn62.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 237.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3084.