Nikolaus Trausch, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and sons (Nikolaus, age 6; Mattias, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
Nicolaus Traust [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and sons (Nicolaus, age 6; Matthias, age 2¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Nicolaus and son Matthias died enroute.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander.
In 1788, Nikolaus Trausch moved from Brabander to Dehler.
Nikolaus Trausch from Brabander and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Dehler in Household No. Dl10.
Nikolaus Trausch, son of Nikolaus Trausch, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Dehler in Household No. 27.
Johannes Trausch, son of Nikolaus Trausch, moved from Dehler to Seelmann in 1822. Johannes Trausch and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Seelmann in Household No. 94.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Trausch came from Luxembourg.
- 1834 Dehler Census (Household No. 27).
- 1834 Seelmann Census (Household No. 94).
- 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): Dl10, Mv0352.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5977.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6695-6698.