The parish records of Lengfeld (which include Ober Klingen and Nieder Klingen) record that Johann Nicolaus Volk, a widower, married Anna Catharina Lohnes, daughter of Johann Heinrich Lohnes, on 18 November 1755. Johann Nicolaus and Anna Catharina had a son Johann Peter who was born 30 December 1756.
Johann Nikolaus Volk, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23.
The 1767 census records that Johann Nikolaus Volk came from the German village of Klingen in the Pfalz region.
- 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): Wt032.
- Parish records of Lengfeld (FHL Film #1340331).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 300.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5756.