Lorenz Höppner, a farmer, and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.
In 1786, Lorenz Heppner and his family moved from Ober-Monjou to Schönchen.
Lorenz Höppner from Ober-Monjou and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schönchen in Household No. Sn22.
The death of Andreas Höppner from Schönchen in 1827 is recorded on the 1834 census of Wittmann in Household No. 106. His son Ferdinand (age 12) is also recorded there.
The 1767 census records that Lorenz Höppner came from the German village of Windheim [?].
- 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): Sn22, Mv2073.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 298.