Johann Christoph Schmidt, son of Heinrich Schmidt, was born in 1725 in Sprendlingen, Hessen, Germany. He married Susanna Maria Blechschmid, daughter of the deceased Anthon Blechschmid and his wife Justina, on 15 April 1749 in Sprendlingen. Christian (different first name recorded) Schmidt is listed on the 1767 census of Frank in Household #61.
Anthon Blechschmid was born about 1680 and died 15 February 1736 in Sprendlingen. Anthon left a wife and 8 children.
- Parish records of Sprendlingen (LDS Film #1193263).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 428.