Heinrich Brenzel, a soldier, and his family settledin the Volga German colony fo Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 142.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Brenzel came from the German district of Hessen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 267.