Nikolaus Axt, a butcher (Fleischer), and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17 along with stepson Johann Adam Fleming (age 1).
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Axt came from the German village of Saalfeld in Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Jo16.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 199.