Johann Heinrich Arnholdt, a tiler (Fliesenleger), and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.
Before 1798, he moved to the colony of Kratzke and remarried to Katharina Gieske. He died in Kratzke in 1818.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Berlin.
There are no known surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1834 Kratzke Census.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kr38.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 203.