Anton Schneider and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 74.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Schneider was a miller from Enstein [?] while the 1767 census records that he was a butcher (Fleischer) from the German village of Eckstedt.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Schneider family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 163.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2941.