Heinrich Döring, a farmer, his wife Maria, children (Johann, age 12; Bernhard [sic], age 9; Anna, age 4), and servant Johann [Hassenflug] (age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
Johann Heinrich Döring, a farmer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and children (Johann Michael, age 12; Eberhardt [sic], age 10; Anna Margaretha, age 6) settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 150 along with orphan Johannes Hassenflug (age 18), son of Johannes Hassenflug. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Döring and Hassenflug families.
At some point, Johann Heinrich's son, Nikolaus, moved to Moor because in 1789, Nikolaus Döring is recorded moving from Moor to Norka.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Döring came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 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): Nr006, Nr007, Nr025, Mv1774.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 269.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3772.