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.