Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Langendiebach, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Christophel Schneider, son of Heinrich Schneider, and Elisabetha Emmerich, daughter of Andreas Emmerich, married on 29 February 1736 in Langendiebach.  Elisabetha Emmerich was born on 8 July 1714 in Langendiebach.  The couple had the following children, all born in Langendiebach: Andreas, born 5 May, baptized 9 May 1738; Johannes Eucharius, born 24 August, baptized 1 September 1740; Johann Peter, born 25 February, baptized 28 February 1745 (died 16 March 1745); Johann Philip, born 13 September, baptized 18 September 1746 (died 17 December 1746); Maria Catharina, born 6 September, baptized 8 September 1748 (died 19 January 1749); Elisabetha Catharina, born 7 January, baptized 11 January 1750; Anna Margaretha, born 24 October, baptized 29 October 1752; and Philip, born 16 July, baptized 20 July 1758.   

On 25 March 1762, Andreas Schneider married Maria Magdalena (last name unknown) from Birstein.  

Christophel, his wife, and their three youngest children, along with their son Andreas (with his wife and daughter), and their son Johannes Eucharius, arrived in Russia on 8 August 1766.  Andreas' family is reported on the Kutter First Settler's List in Family #3.  Johannes and his wife are reported in Family #6.  Widow Elisabeth Schneider is reported in Family #8. 

The 1798 Census of Kutter reports a Phillip Schnider, age 40, in Household #49, and reports an Anna Margaretha Schneider, age 46, in Household #46.  Though both individuals appear to be missing from the Kutter First Settler's List, it appears that these two youngest children of Christophel did arrive in Kutter.  


- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 176
- Parish records of Langendiebach, HanauLand, Archive of the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck in Kassel, on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) pp. 208 and 211
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): pp. 476-478

Maggie Hein (© Margreatha Hein, 2020)