Johannes Dinges, a craftsman (Handwerker) from the district of Isenburg, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 164.
Johannes Dinges, his wife Louisa, and son Ernst Heinrich (age 8) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No 172.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 172).
- 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): Nr101, Nr181.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 273.