Schmidt (Biberstein)

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Schmidt (Biberstein)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Paul Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Biberstein in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Paul Schmidt came from the German village of Schwarzenbach in the Darmstadt region.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 402.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3966.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies