In 1788, Ludwig Schunk and his family moved from Dinkel to Mariental.
Ludwig Schunk from Dinkel and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Mariental in Household No. Mt45.
The death of Ludwig Schunk in 1818 is recorded on the 1834 census of Mariental in Household No. 13.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1834 Mariental Census (Household No. 13).
- 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): Mt45, Mv0434.