Adam Meier, a wool carder (Wollschläger), his wife Elisabth, and son Nikolaus (age 6-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 31. They had settled there on 27 August 1766.
The 1767 census records that Adam Meier came from the German region of Nassau-Usingen.
- 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): Ka006, Ka149.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 283.