Johann[es] Nickel, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Maria, age 8; Johann, age 4; Anna, age ½) 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.
Johannes Nickel, his wife Anna Elisabet, and children (Maria Christina, age 8; Joh. Conrad, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Nickel came from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Hohnstedt.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Nickel family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 340.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1450.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0922-0925.