Johann Michael Sinner, son of Christian, was baptized on 25 April 1717 in Rinderbügen, northeast of Büdingen.
He, his wife Anna, and their three children (Catharina-20, Martin-15, & Wilhelm-12) arrived at the port in Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766. Michael's widow is recorded in Household No. 72 on the 1798 census of Schilling, and son Martin is recorded there in Household No. 73.
In approximately 1770, descendants of this family moved to the colony of Stahl am Tarlyk.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga Vol. 1 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): 899.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 121.
Origins of the First Settlers at Schilling (Gary Martens)