Benedict Zorn, son of Johann Georg & Catharina Zorn, was born in Gernsheim on 1 March 1738. He married in Landau in der Pfalz on 4 February 1764 to Margaretha Kühnberger, daughter of Caspar & Maria Apollonia Kühnberger.
Benedict immigrated to Russia. His wife died either before he left Germany or en route.
Benedict Zorn settled in the Volga German colony of Volmer on 18 June 1766, and is listed there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 42 with a new wife named Katharina (age 16).
- 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): Vm02.
- Parish records of Gernsheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 293.