Johann Adam Sam, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Flensburg on 19 June 1762. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 22 April 1765.
Adam Sam, a miller (Müller), and his family joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 15 March 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56.
The Eichhorns record that Johann Adam Sam came from the German village of Wimpfen. The 1767 census records that Adam Sam came from the German village of Bichwen in Schwäbischen Reichskreis.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1395.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 76.