Johann Schneider, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 21; Eva, age 18; Sebastian, age 16; Elisabeth, age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
The parents died and the children settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 June 1767. Oldest son Johann Adam is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 70 along with his new wife Anna Maria. The remainder of the children are recorded in Household No. 74.
The 1767 census records that this Schneider family came from the German village of Altenmittlau in the Hanau region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Gb46.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 57, 58.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1827.