Nikolaus Herrmann, a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and children (Mattias, age 19; Maria Anna, age 16; Nikolaus, age 12; Daniel, age 9) settled in the Volga German colony of Mariental on 15 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 79.
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Herrmann came from Luxembourg.
- 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): Mt71, Mt74.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 115.