Kornelius Reinhold Nickel and his wife Maria Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 10 September 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56.
The 1767 census records that Kornelius Reinhold Nickel came from the German town of Danzig.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 229.