Georg Ernst Henkel, a farmer, and his wife, Anna Barbara, settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 85 along with his sister-in-law Anna Katharina Gutfeld.
Georg Ernst Henkel, his wife Barbara, and sons (Johann Heinrich, age 5; Georg Ernst, age 3) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 33.
The 1767 census records that Georg Ernst Henkel came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 33).
- 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): Ko35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 251.