Nikolaus Knoll, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughters (Christina, age 20; Elisabeth, age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 81. A note on the 1767 census records that Nikolaus Knoll's wife died there on 27 December 1767.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Knoll came from the German region of Dienheim while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 437.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3693.