Johannes Arnold, a farmer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and children (Sophia Magdalena, age 15; Johann Heinrich, age 6) are recorded on the 1767 census of Rosenheim in Household No. 3. They had settled there on 15 March 1766.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Arnold came from the German village of Sunstorfelt near Koller.
The Eichhorns record that this family could have moved to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) before immigrating to Russia. However, the family that they have identified came from the Württemberg region which doesn't match what is recorded in the 1767 census of Rosenheim.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-33.
- 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): Rm35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 62.