Johann Heinrich Kinzel, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and wife's sister Anna Margaretha [surname not recorded] settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 2 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 205.
Hienrich Kinzel, his wife Elisabeth, and son Johann Martin (age 3) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 11.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Kinzel came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 11).
- 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): Nr011.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 285.