Johann Schmidt, a farmer, and his wife, Anna, settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39.
The 1767 census records that Johann Schmidt came from the German area of Hannover.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 194.