Nikolaus Schilling, a farmer, his wife Katharina Elisabeth, and children (Nikolaus, age 9; Johann Heinrich, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2.
Nikolaus Schilling, his wife Katharina Elisabeth, and children (Nikolaus, age 17; Johann Heinrich, age 7; Anna Margaretha, age 4; Anna Katharina, age 1) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 27.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Nikolaus Schilling came from the German region of Hessen.
- 1857 Neu-Hussenbach Census.
- 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): Nr018, Nr027, Nr144.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 227.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4987.