Lorenz Kuhn, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Anna Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the Russian ship Strelna on 9 August 1766.
Anna Margaretha died during the journey to the colonies, and Lorenz remarried to Gertrude, the widow of Christoph Weitzel
Lorenz and Gertrude settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 178.
The 1767 census records that Lorenz Kuhn came from the German district of Isenburg. Research by Alexander Baumung reveals Lorenz Kuhn came from the German village of Hettersroth.
- 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): Nr204.
- Norka Origins Website (online)
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 277.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4966.
- Rauschenbach, Georg, and Andreas Idt. Deutsche Kolonisten Auf Dem Weg Von St. Petersburg Nach Saratov: Transportlisten Von 1766-1767 (Moscow: 2017): 119, 138.