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.
- 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.