Lorenz Höppner, a farmer, and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.
In 1786, Lorenz Heppner and his family moved from Ober-Monjou to Schönchen.
The 1767 census records that Lorenz Höppner came from the German village of Windheim [?].
- 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): Sn22, Mv2073.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 298.