Heinrich Zahn, a farmer, his wife Maria, and his mother-in-law Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.
Philipp Zahn, stepson of Johannes Weisbrod, is recorded on the 1798 census of Straub in Household No. Sr17.
Philipp Zahn is recorded on the 1811 census of Straub in Household No. 17 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Neu-Straub [year not recorded].
Philipp Zahn and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Straub in Household No. 29.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Heinrich Zahn came from the German village of Ufoborn in the Kurpfalz region.
- 1811 Straub Census (Household No. 17).
- 1834 Neu-Straub Census (Household No. 29).
- 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): Sr17.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 238.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2059.