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.
Widower Johannes Lehning and his children (sons: Johann Peter, age 21; Johann Heinrich, age 20; Gerhard, age 11) are recorded on the 1798 census of Schulz in Household No. Sz02.
Johannes Lehning, his sons, and grandsons are recorded on the 1811 census of Schulz in Household No. 2.
[Johann] Peter Lehning is recorded on the 1811 census of Schulz in Household No. 2 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Schwed in 1803.
Peter Lehning from Schulz is recorded on the 1811 census of Sewald in Household No. 11.
Peter Lehning is recorded on the 1834 census of Schwed 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.
- 1811 Schulz Census (Household No. 2).
- 1811 Schwed Census (Household No. 11).
- 1834 Schwed Census (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.