Nikolaus Nein, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schilling. Surviving sons Johannes and Christian are recorded there on the 1775 census in Households No. 60 & 64 and on the 1798 census in Households No. Sg063 & Sg067.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Nein came from the German region of Isenburg.
-1775 Census of Schilling (Nos. 60 & 64).
- 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): Sg063, Sg067.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1677.