Johann Sinner, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Konrad, age 23; Johann Georg, age 20; Anna Margaretha, age 15; Johann, age 12; Johann Heinrich, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
Father Johann died. Widow Anna Maria and the children settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 102.
In 1797, Johann Heinrich Sinner moved from Balzer to Norka.
The 1798 census of Galka records Johannes Sinner from Balzer in Household No. Gk38.
The 1798 census of Balzer (Bz100) records that Johann Adam Sinner is working in Kukkus.
There is a Heinrich Sinner (age 42) recorded on the 1798 census in the colony of Dreispitz (Dr03). He is believed to be the Johann Heinrich (age 8) who arrived in Oranienbaum in 1766.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Sinner family came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Bz100, Dr03, Gk38, Nr094, Mv0095.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 103.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4035.