Martin Adam, a wheelright, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 abord the pink Sloan under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. Martin died, and his widow, Marianna, remarried to Joseph Kornborn. Marianna and her two sons (Peter Ludwig, age 6, and Georg Martin, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 Norka census in Household No. 62.
- 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): Nr145.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 245.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4027.