Lorenz Kemer, a farmer, and his wife Katharina Hein are recorded on the 1767 census of Göbel in Household No. 40 along with her siblings (Franziskus Hein, age 13; Magdalena Hein, age 10), children of the deceased Johannes Hein. They had settled in Göbel on 25 May 1767.
The 1767 census records that Lorenz Kemer came from the German village of Großerlach in the Kurmainz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 49.