Lorenz Bender, his wife Anna, and children (Georg, age 18; Johann, age 15½) arrived from Rewal on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Lorenz Bender was a farmer from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German village of Rambach in the Nassau region.
- 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): Fk023.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 420.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #463.