Heinrich Spahn, a single man, 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.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 86. A note on the 1767 census records that Heinrich Spahn relocated to the Volga German colony of Paulskaya in 1768.
In 1791, Nikolaus Spahn moved from Paulskaya to Göbel.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Spahn was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a mason (Maurer).
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census records that Heinrich Spahn came from the German region of Hanau.
- 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): Gb35, Pl56, Pl57, Mv2259.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 203.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1490.