My Grandfather Peter Schmidt was born March 1, 1883 in Gnadenfeld, Province of Molotschna. Gnadenfeld today is Bogdanovka, situated in the Chernigov district.
Peter, a brother Heinrick and a sister Katherina, came to the United States thru Bremin, Germany to New York, USA. They arrived in Nov. 1901. They moved to Emmonsburg, North Dakota. The sister moved to Alberta, Canada with husband who's last name was Schlichenmeyer. Peter sent for his parents and any other family members by selling a cow and sent the money to them. They came to New York, but had to go back because one of the women had sore eyes and the emigration office wouldn't allow her in so they all went back to Russia.