Ludwig Schnepp, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.
They are recorded in Household No. 29 on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya along with a couple of children (Elisabeth, age 12; Maria, age 10) who were not recorded with them on the Oranienbaum passenger list - so perhaps they were orphans, or perhaps the Anna on the 1767 census is a second wife and the girls are stepdaughters. They settled in the Volga German colony of Kind.
In 1770, widower Ludwig Schnepp and his family moved from Kind to Hummel.
The 1767 census records that Ludwig Schnepp came from the German village of Klingbach.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Mv1266.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 357.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6956.