Widow Anna Elisabeth Nuss, a farmer's wife, and her children (Elisabeth, age 22; Johann Georg, age 20; Georg Ernst, age 18; Anna Magdalena, age 16; Johannes, age 12; Johann Heinrich, age 10) settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 14 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 88.
The 1798 census of Dobrinka records son Georg Ernst Nuss there in Household No. Db40.
The 1798 census of Müller records son Johannes Nuss there in Household No. Ml01.
The 1798 census of Merkel records the widow and children of son Heinrich Nuss of Messer in Household No. Mr14.
The 1834 census of Franzosen records Wilhelm Nuss from Messer in Household No. 74.
The 1767 census records that Anna Elisabeth Nuss came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 1834 Census of Franzosen (No. 74).
- 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): Db40, Ml01, Mr14, Ms24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 152.