Wilhelm Pinäkenstein, a tailor (Schneider), and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.
Both the translation of the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census errantly record his name as Wilhelm Benedict Stehm.
The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Pinäkenstein came from the German village of Frauenstein in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Bg07.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 106.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3372.