Schmidt (Kautz)

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Schmidt (Kautz)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Ulrich Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Kautz on 20 July 1767.  They are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.

Ulrich is recorded as a widower on the 1798 census in Kautz (Kz13). It appears that there were no surviving male descendants of this Schmidt family.

The 1767 census records that the Schmidts came from the Swiss village of Schleitheim, just across the border from Baden-Württemberg.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kz13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 335.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies