Ulrich Dening, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Louis on 14 June 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.
The 1767 census records that Ulrich Dening came from the German village of Saarburg in the region of Kurtrier.
There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this Dening family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 83.