Johann Michael Sinner, son of Christian, was baptized on 25 April 1717 in Rinderbügen, northeast of Büdingen.
He, his wife Anna, and their three children (Catharina-20, Martin-15, & Wilhelm-12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schilling and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 69.
Michael's widow is recorded in Household No. 72 on the 1798 census of Schilling, and son Martin is recorded there in Household No. 73 along with a note that Martin's son Heinrich is working in Stahl am Tarlyk.
Heinrich Sinner from Schilling is recorded on the 1811 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. 14 along with a note that he arrived in Stahl am Tarlyk from Schilling in 1802.
The death of Heinrich Sinner in 1834 is recorded on the 1834 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. 17. The death of Heinrich's brother Konrad in 1818 is recorded on the 1834 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. 61.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Sinner came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 1775 Schilling Census (Household No. 69).
- 1811 Stahl am Tarlyk Census (Household No. 14).
- 1834 Schilling Census (Household No. 17, 61).
- 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): Sg072, Sg073.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1631.