Johann Nikolaus Heinz, his wife Elisabeth, and children ([Dorothea] Charlotta, age 17; Johann [August], age 15; Gottfried [Bernhard], age 12; [Johann] Wilhelm, age 9; Hartmann, 1-month-old) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Jungfer Friederika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3 along with Nikolaus's new wife Anna Maria.
The 1798 census of Bangert records Gottlieb Bernhard Heinz from Straub in Household No. Bg06.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Nikolaus Heinz was a teacher while the 1767 census records that he was a tailor (Schneider).
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Heinz came from the German village of Schierstein in the Nassau region.
- 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): Bt06, Sr45.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 230.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #925.