Heinrich Samuel Niedens, a shoemaker from Lübeck, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 8 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43.
In 1788, Michael Gottlieb Niedens and his family moved from Kratzke to Müller.
Johann Samuel Niedens from Kratzke and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Müller in Household No. Ml19.
The descendants of Johann Samuel Niedens are recorded on the 1834 census of Müller in Households No. 34, 37, & 58.
The 1834 census of Müller in Household No. 34 records that Johann Georg Niedens relocated to the colony of Kraft. The 1834 census of Kraft records Georg Niedens from Müller in Household No. 125.
- 1834 Kraft Census (Household No. 125).
- 1834 Müller Census (Households No. 34, 37, 58).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ml19, Mv1420.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 459.