Johann [Michael] Schneider, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 8; Anna, age 1) 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.
Michaell Schneider, his wife Martha, and children (Johannes, age 8; Anna Maria, age 1¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Anna Maria died en route.
Michael Schneider, a farmer, his wife Martha, and son Johann (age 10) are recorded on the 1767 census of Philippsfeld in Household No. 34. They had settled in Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Schneider came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that Michael Schneider came from the German village of Völkersheim.
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