Schneidmüller (Johann Peter)

Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Bobenhausen II, Ulrichstein, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Peter Schneidmüller and Anna Veronica Flach married in Büdingen on 3 July 1766. That record states that Johann Peter was from Bobenhausen in Amt Ulrichstein, and Anna Veronica was from Seiberterode. 

There are two towns called Bobenhausen in Hessen, roughly 20 miles apart. Modern records and maps distinguish them by refering to the one close to Büdingen as "Bobenhausen I" and the one close to Ulrichstein as "Bobenhausen II".  

The parish records of Bobenhausen II report that Johann Peter Schneidmüller, son of Johannes Schneidmüller and his wife Anna Elisabetha, was born 11 August and baptized 12 August 1742. 

"Seiberterode" could refer to either Ober-Seibertenrod or Unter-Seibertenrod. These two towns are just north of Bobenhausen II. The records for the Flach family, including the baptism of Anna Veronica, are recorded in the Ober-Ohmen parish, which includes the town of Unter-Seibertenrod.  

Johann Peter and Anna Veronica arrived in Russia on 15 September 1766. Anna Veronica's parents and siblings arrived on 13 September 1766. Both ship arrivals included a number of other families who also settled in Yagodnaya Polyana.  

The Transport Lists report Johann Peter and Anna Veronica Schneidmüller together with Anna Veronica's sister Anna Catharina. 

Johann Peter, Anna Veronica, and Anna Veronica's sister Anna Catharina are reported on the Yagodnaya Polyana First Settlers List in Household #38. The Kromm version of the Yagodnaya Polyana First Settlers List states that Johann Peter came from "Simroth (Siemerode)" and that Anna Veronica came from "Bobenhausen", and describes Anna Catharina as "their maid".

There is another Schneidmüller who settled in Yagodnaya Polyana, also named Johann Peter. This Johann Peter Schneidmüller came from nearby Sellnrod.  


- Parish records of Bobenhausen II on
- Parish records of Ober-Ohmen (including Unter-Seibertenrod) on
- Parish records of Büdingen on
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Maggie Hein