Johann Caspar Schmidt, son of Heinrich Schmidt & Barbara Scheid of Queckborn, was born 17 February 1724. He married 10 October 1748 in Steinbach (Fernwald) to Anna Dorothea Haas, daughter of Johannes Haas & Anna Catharina Arnold. She had been baptized on 15 October 1719 in Steinbach.
The births of several of their children are recorded in the parish register of Steinbach: (1) Anna Elisabetha, born 20 August 1749; (2) Johann Georg, born 15 August 1751; (3) Maria Elisabetha, born 1 December 1754; (4) Katharina Elisabetha, born 11 February 1758, died 12 Septmber 1758; (5) Conrad, born 8 April 1760; and (6) Anna Dorothea, born 30 November 1763.
Widower Kaspar Schmidt, a farmer, and his children (Anna, age 18; Johann Georg, age 17; Maria, age 14) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 46 along with a note that they settled in the colony of Basel in 1768.
They are recorded on the 1798 census of Basel in Household No. Bs41.
The 1767 census records that Kaspar Schmidt came from the German village of Steinbach.
- 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): Bs41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 360.
- Stumpf, Otto and Hanno Müller. Familienbuch Steinbach: Kreis Gießen (Darmstadt: Hessische Familiengeschichtliche Vereinigung, 1994): 196.