Johann Nikolaus Olt, a cloth maker from Rimhorn, southeast of Höchst im Odenwald, left for Russia in 1766, with his wife Anna Katharina Oehlmann and their daughter Anna Eva, who had been born there 5 May 1765. They arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.
The family settled in the Volga German colony of Frank on 1 September 1767, and is recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 93.
Nikolaus and his new wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk056.
- Gieg, Ella. Auswanderungen aus dem Odenwaldkreis Band 1 (Lützelbach: E. Gieg, 1988-1997): 176.
- 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): Fk056, Fk083.
- Parish records of Höchst (LDS Film Nos. 1193268 & 1193269).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 434.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 396.