Johannes Arnd, son of Johann Conrad Arnd, was baptized in Bergheim on 22 February 1739. Bergheim was formerly known as Heckenbergheim. Johannes Arndt, a farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson. He settled in the Volga German colony of Kolb on 13 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Arndt came from the German region of Hanau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Heckeberg in the region of Hanau. There appear to be no surviving male descendants of this Arndt family among the Volga German colonies.
- Parish Records of Usenborn-Bergheim (via Archeon.de).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 392.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1040.