Widow Barbara Pfenning and her children (Johann, age 20; Friedrich, age 16; Johann, age 11; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka. Son Friedrich Pfenning appears on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr099.
- 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): Nr099.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4127.