Johann[es] Arndt, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 157.
Johannes Arndt, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Maria Elisabeth, age 13; Katharina, age 8; Katharina Elisabeth, age 4; Johann, age 3; Anna Maria, age 1) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 36.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johannes Arndt came from the German region of Hessen.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 36).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nr036.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 271.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4083.