Nikolaus Matthias, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Schuck in 18 July 1766. He and his wife Klara are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29.
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Matthias came from the German village of Bitsch in the Lothringen region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 116.