Heinrich Damm, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.
In 1769, Heinrich Damm and his family moved from Ernestinendorf to Biberstein.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Damm came from the German region of Oberdorf.
- 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): Bb03, Mv549.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 405.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7222.