Joachim Schmidt, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and children (Barbara, age 16; Johann, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafael under the command of Skipper Konstadt.
Joachim died and his widow remarried to Johann Joseph Jaudel. They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 26 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 90.
They are recorded on the 1798 census of Brabander in Household No. Bn18.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Joachim Schmidt came from the German region of Pfalz.
- 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): Bn18.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 233.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #3483.