Johannes Brenz, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767.
They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Brenz came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 229.