Johann[es] Schnell, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna [Margaretha], age 20; Johann [Heinrich], age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 on board a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
Johann[es] Schnell, a farmer, his wife Sabina, son Johann Heinrich (age 19), and stepchildren (Johannes Schröder, age 15; Anna Maria Schröder, age 12 [children of the deceased Konrad Schröder]) are recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 193. They had settled there on 26 August 1767.
Johannes Schnell and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 142.
Son Johann Heinrich Schnell and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr149. His sister [Anna] Margaretha Schnell, wife of Jakob Seder, is recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr150.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Schnell came from the German district of Hessen while the 1767 census records that they are from the German district of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 142).
- 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): Nr149, Nr150.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 281.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3610.