Adam Schunk, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Mariental on 15 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 85 along with his new wife Anna (from the Kurtrier region).
The 1767 census records that Adam Schunk came from the German village of Kissingen in the region of Würzburg.
- 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): Mt64.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 117.