Heinrich Knorr, a ship master (Schiffmeister), and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Degott on 18 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Knorr came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 264.