[Johann] Heinrich Nau, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Katharina, age 19; Johann, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Fischer on 28 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Nau came from the German village of Kisi [?] in the Darmstadt region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Nau family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 417.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2434.