Johann Albert Schemberg, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 June 1764. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.
The 1767 census records that Johann Albert Schemberg came from the German village of Lenden in the Kurland region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 314.