Heinrich Gorr, a farmer, was born about 1708 in Schönberg. He and his family settled in Reinwald on 14 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 2 and 34.
In 1788, August and his family moved from Reinwald to the colony of Schwed.
The 1767 census of Reinwald records that Heinrich Gorr came from the German village of Mölz and that his son Gottlieb came from the German village of Schönberg in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
The 1767 census translation by Dr. Pleve erroneously records these surnames as Georg and Nor.
- 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): Rw30, Sw24, Mv2401.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 29, 38.