Widow Barbara Pfenning and her children (Johann, age 20; Friedrich, age 16; Johann, age 11; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka. Son Friedrich Pfenning appears on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr099.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Barbara Pfenning came from the German district of Birburg.
- 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): Nr099.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4127 (p. 268).