Johann[es] Lehning, a single farmer, and his single brother Johann arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schulz on 13 June 1767. One of them and his wife Anna are recorded on the 1767 census of Schulz in Household No. 21.
Peter Lehning, recorded as a child of Johannes on the 1798 census of Schulz, is recorded in Schwed on the 1834 census in Household No. 9.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Lehning brothers came from the German region of Stolberg.
- 1834 Census of Schwed (Household No. 9).
- 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): Sz02.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 124.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1908.