Johann Adam Schmidt and Dorothea Geigel

Johann Adam Schmidt was born about 1741 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He arrived as a single man in Russia and settled at Graf, Samara, Russia 10 June 1766. He was listed as a Lutheran and a craftsman (Handwerker), living as a wage worker for the Vorsteher (mayor) of Graf.

Johann Adam married Dorothea Geigel. Dorothea was born about 1751. It is not currently known who her parents were or where she came from. She would have been teenaged when she arrived in Russia but no record has been found of her before 1798 or her family.

Johann Adam died in 1817 in Graf, Samara, Russia.


Johann Adam and Dorothea’s children are:
  1. Augustin Schmidt, born about 1779 in Graf, Samara, Russia, married 1) -- -- and 2) Elisabeth -- (b. abt. 1789).
  2. Dorothea Schmidt, born about 1786 in Graf, Samara, Russia, married Nikolaus Schäfer (b. abt. 1780 in Louis, Samara, Russia to Nikolaus Schäfer, d. 1838 in Graf, Samara, Russia).


Sources: 

  1. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2 (Kolonien Galka - Kutter), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2001.
  2. Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.
  3. Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, December 10, 1834, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001.
  4. Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, July 28, 1850, 2005.
  5. Graf church records in Russian state archives, research by Dr. Igor Pleve, January 2020, communicated by Wadim Eichmann. Transcribed by Michelle Boyd.



First Settlers List
Kolonie Graf
(russischer Ortsname: Krutojarovka)
gegründet am 10. Juli 1766

44. Schmidt, Johann Adam, 25, luth., Handwerker aus Ulm
ledig
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 10.6.1766
erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 8 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei in Saratov 150 Rbl.
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 2 Pfd., gesät: 5 Četverik Roggen
lebt als Lohnarbeiter bei Vorsteher Graf

 
Source: Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2 (Kolonien Galka - Kutter), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2001.


1798 Russian Census
Graf
Gf29     Johann Adam Schmidt           h          58
             Dorothea Geigel                      sp        48
             Augustin                                    s           19
             Dorothea                                  d          12

Workers: 2
Horses: 7
Cows: 9
Sheep: 18
Swine: 8
Geese: 6
Chickens: 30

Planted - 1796/1797
Wheat: 3 chetvert
Millet: 1 chetverik
Potatoes: 6 chetverik

Harvested - 1797
Wheat: 15 chetvert
Oats: 10 chetvert
Potatoes: 3 chetvert

Source: Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.


Church Records
Colony: idem [Krutojarovka]
Ao Dni 1814 die 19 Aprils Ego IF Cornet baptisari infantem pridie natam no[min]e Magdalena filiam LL CC Nicholai Schaefer et Dorothea Schmidt patrini fuere Jacob Schaefer et Magdalena Graaff [oes?] ex Krutoj.
Translation: 19 April 1814 AD, I, IF Cornet, baptized an infant born the day before, named Magdalena, daughter of legitimate spouses Nicholai Schaefer and Dorothea Schmidt. Godparents were Jacob Schaefer and Magdalena Graaff [?] from Krutojarovka [Graf].
Name: Magdalena Schaefer

Source: Graf church records in Russian state archives, research by Dr. Igor Pleve, January 2020, communicated by Wadim Eichmann. Transcribed by Michelle Boyd.


1834 Russian Census
Nickolaus Schaefer
Birth:   1780
Father: Nickolaus Schaefer (1751-1820)
Mother: ? ?
Spouse: Dorothea ?
Birth:   1786

Children
1M:    Peter Schaefer
          Birth: 1807    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia
          Spouse: Barbara ?


Augustine Schmidt
Birth:   1779
Father: Johann Adam Schmidt (1740-1817)
Mother: Dorotea Gaigil (Geigel) (1750-)
Other spouses: ? ?
Marriage:   bef 1833
Spouse: Elisabeth ?
Birth: 1789

Children
1M:    Christian Schmidt
          Birth: 1834    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia

Augustine Schmidt
Birth:   1779
Father: Johann Adam Schmidt (1740-1817)
Mother: Dorotea Gaigil (Geigel) (1750-)
Other spouses: Elisabeth ?
Marriage:   bef 1807
Spouse: ? ?

Children
1M:    Nickolaus Schmidt
          Birth: 1808    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia
          Spouse: Margaret ?

2M:    Peter Schmidt
          Birth: 1813    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia

3M:    Jacob Schmidt
          Birth: 1817    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia

4M:    Johannes Schmidt
          Birth: 1820    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia


Johann Adam Schmidt
Birth:   1740
Death: 1817      Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Spouse: Dorotea Gaigil (Geigel)
Birth: 1750

Children
1M:    Augustine Schmidt
          Birth: 1779
          Spouse: ? ?
          Marriage: bef 1807
          Spouse: Elisabeth ?
          Marriage: bef 1833

Source:  Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, December 10, 1834, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001.



1850 Russian Census
August Schmidt
Birth:   1779
Other spouses: Elisabeth ?
Spouse: ? ?
Death: bef 1834      Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Children
1M:    Nickolaus Schmidt
          Birth: 1808    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia
          Spouse: Margaretha ?

2M:    Peter Schmidt
          Birth: 1813    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia

          Spouse: Elisabeth ?

4M:    Johannes Schmidt
          Birth: 1820    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia

          Spouse: Catharina ?

3M:    Jacob Schmidt
          Birth: 1817    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia
          Spouse: Barbara ?

Augustine Schmidt
Birth:   1779
Other spouses: ? ?
Spouse: Elisabeth ?
Birth: 1789

Children
1M:    Christian Schmidt
          Birth: 1834    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia
          Death: 1838     Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia
 

Source: Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, July 28, 1850, 2005.



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