Nikolaus Dussold, a single mason, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Nicholaus Dussold is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
He evidently setttled in Paulskaya. In 1789, Nikolaus Tusolt went insane and disappeared from Paulskaya.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Dussold came from the German region of Bamberg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Mv2219.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4732.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5643.