Heinrich Specht, a canvas weaver (Leinwandweber), and his wife Dorothea settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Specht came from the German region of Zerbst.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 253.