Schmidt (Zürich-2)

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Schmidt (Zürich-2)
Шмитъ (Zürich-2)
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Johann[es] Schmidt, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Joh. Schmiedt [sic] is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

He is recorded on an appendix of Beauregard recruits to the 1767 census in Household #33 along with his new wife Barbara.

He is recorded on the 1798 census of Volga German colony of Zürich in Household No. Zr19.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Schmidt came from the German region of Neukirch. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Völkersheim in the region of Neukirch.


- 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): Zr18, Zr19.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 356.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5423.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3616.

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