Posted By:Gioia M
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Subject:Schmidt -ethnic Germans from the Volga valley
Post Date:November 24, 2012 at 23:34:47
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Forum:Germany Genealogy Forum
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My Great Grandmother was Olga Schmidt. She apparently was born in the Volga Valley region of Russia and family lore says we are related to Catherine the Great of Russia. I could not find a connection but I did find that there was a trumpeter in Catherine's court, whose name was Schmidt. His wife,Mdme.Schmidt was in charge of Catherine's ladies in waiting. I wonder if this is what the family meant and just overstated their relationship to Catherine.

As for Olga, she married Philemon Voltz. They moved to NY and had a daughter Augusta and two sons,Phillip , and William.

Does anyone know anything about this family including ancestors, places they may have lived..

My great grand mother had a nickname. She was called Olga from the Volga.

Hope this rings a bell for someone.