Schneidmüller (Johannes)

Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Sellnrod, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany

Johannes Schneidmüller and Anna Margaretha Stürtz married in Sellnrod on 13 May 1751. Their son Johann Peter was born 19 March and baptized 21 March 1759. 

The family arrived in Russia on 13 September 1766, on the same ship as several other families who also came from Sellnrod. Johannes and Anna Margaretha died during the journey to the villages. 

Johann Peter is reported as an orphan on the Yagodnaya Polyana First Settlers List in the household of Christoph Konschuh (Household #2). The Kromm version of the Yagodnaya Polyana First Settlers List states that Johann Peter Schneidmüller, son of the deceased Johannes Schneidmüller, came from "Simroth".

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


- Parish records of Sellnrod, FHL Film #1201577

- Stahnke, Günter. Online Ortsfamilienbuch for Sellnrod, posted on the Verein für Computergenealogie e.V. (CompGen) web site:  Johannes Schneidmüller family

- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 398

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 174

- Kromm, Georg, translation of Yagodnaya Polyana First Settlers List published by Art and Cleo Flegel in “Research in Hesse”, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Work Paper, Vol.XIII (Dec,1973)

Maggie Hein