Nikolaus Himmelmann, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Nikolaus Himmelmann came from the German region of Fulda.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 106.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2052.