Lorenz Kalbin, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 1 July 1767. He married Elisabeth Habermann. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 86 along with Elisabeth's brothers (Philipp, age 12; Johann Ernst, age 7).
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Lorenz Kalbin was a weaver while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census records that Lorenz Kalbin came from the German region of Hanau.
- 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): Bz069, Bz095.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 98.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2438.