Widow Sophia Schneider and her children (Johann, age 19; Heinrich, age 12; Lorenz, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767. The surviving children are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46 along with their sister Anna Maria and her husband Sebastian Pabst.
The marriage register in Büdingen records that Sebastian Bapst [sic] from Langenschwartz & [Anna] Maria Schneider from Fischborn were married on 14 May 1766.
The 1798 census of Enders records Heinrich Schneider from Krasnoyar in Household No. En01.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Sophia Schneider came from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that Johannes Schneider came from the German village of Alsfeld in the Darmstadt region. The Büdingen marriage register records that Anna Maria Schneider was from Fischborn which is located about 60 kilometers south of Alsfeld.
- 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): En01.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #645.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 427.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3638.