Schneider (Samuel)

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

Samuel Schneider and his wife Maria Katharina Kalckhoff arrived in Russia with two children: Johann Paul and Johannes. Maria Catharina Kalckhoff (daughter of Johann Ludwig Kalckhoff and his wife Anna) was born 19 February and baptized 24 February 1732 in Eckartshausen. The Eckartshausen parish records report that Samuel Schneider was the father of three children: Anna Dorothea, born 5 June, baptized 7 June 1761 (died 4 August 1761); Johann Paul, born 25 January, baptized 3 February 1765; and Johannes, born 20 October, baptized 26 October 1766.   

The couple and their two surviving children arrived in Russia on 17 July 1772. They were among a group of families arriving in July and August of 1772 who were transported to the Volga German colonies, settling in Pobochnaya in 1773.

Samuel, his second wife, and his daughter and son-in-law are reported in the 1798 Census of Pobochnaja in Household #2. Johann Paul and his family are reported in Household #8. 

There are several other Schneider families reported on the Pobotchnaya First Settlers List. Research is ongoing to determine the origin location of these families.  


- Parish records of Eckartshausen (including Langen-Bergheim, Wiedermus, Ronneburg, and Himbach) on
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Einige Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Kolonisationsprojekts von Katharina II. 1763-1775 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2021): pp. 390 and 407
- Rye, Richard, translator. 1772 and 1798 Census of Pobochnaya (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995)

Maggie Hein