Johann Arnold, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Ludwig, age 8; Johann, age 3; Anna, age ¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.
In 1786, Johann Arnold and his family moved from Paulskaya to the Caucasus. They returned and settled in Biberstein.
The 1798 census of Enders records Johann Arnold from Paulskaya in Household No. En07.
The 1798 census of Biberstein records Johann Georg Arnold from Paulskaya in Household No. Bb25 along with a note that his son had lived in Schwed.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Arnold came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Bb25, En07, Mv2204.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3914.