Michael Kern (age 9) and his sister Maria (age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov along with their mother Elisabeth and step-father Heinrich Schleuger.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 99.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 102.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4040.