Johann Heinrich Kinzel, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth and wife's sister Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 2 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 205.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Kinzel came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 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): Nr011.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 285.