Johann Ludwig Lenz, his wife Clara, and his mother Anna Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767. Ludwig Lenz is recorded there as a widower on the 1767 census in Household No. 70.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Ludwig Lenz was a stonemason while the 1767 census records tha the was a farmer.
Both documents record that Johann Ludwig Lenz came from the German region of Laubach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 434.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4153.