Friedrich Neher, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 18 June 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.
The 1767 census records that Friedrich Neher came from the German village of Ulm.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 139.