Johann Schwindt, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and children (Johann Jakob, age 12; Johann Simon, age 8; Johann Georg, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Detlov Merberg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Schwindt was a farmer from the German region of Friedeburg. The 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher) from the German village of Bitesen in the Friedberg region.
- 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): Kf37.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 405.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5173.