The Büdingen marriage register records marriage of Henrich Schindler from Wolffenhausen near Weilburg & Anna Eliesabetha Becker from Atzbach near Giesen on 15 May 1766.
Heinrich Schindler, a tailor, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
Heinrich Schindler, a farmer, and his family, including his brother Jakob, settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 168.
The brother Jakob Schindler may be recorded arriving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg. Other families that settled in Norka are recorded on this ship.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Heinrich Schindler came from the German region of Runkel.
- 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): Nr082.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #652.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 274.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3767, #5155.