Johann Christian Schmidt from Gohrau, eldest son of Christian Schmidt, married on 22 April 1745 in Seegrehna to Maria Catharina Stallbaum, pegnant daughter of the deceased Gottfried Stallbaum. Since she was pregnant, they had gone to another village in order to get married. Daughter Dorothea Elisabeth was born July 7, and baptized on 10 July 1745 in Rehsen, Anhalt-Dessau. They had a number of additional children.
In April 1767, the parish records of Rehsen note the departure of Christian Schmidt and his family.
The parents did not survive the journey to the Volga River. Sons Johann Christian and Christoph are recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux living in Household No. 28 with their older sister, the above noted Dorothea Elisabeth and her family.
- Parish records of Rehsen.
- Parish records of Riesigk.
- Parish records of Seegrehna.
- Schmidt, David F. "Using Russian and Gemran Records to Research Your Family Back to Germany." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 40:1 (Spring 2017): 29-34.