Johann Wicht, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 16½; Johann, age 15; Johann Sebastian, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Schröder.
Jacob Wicht, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 16¼; Johann Georg, age 15; Johann Sebastian, age 3) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Johann Sebastian died en route.
Widower Jakob Wicht, a sheepskin tanner (Schaffellgerber), and his sons (Johannes, age 18; Georg, age 15) are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census along with a note that they had settled in the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.
Vincent Wicht and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schaffhausen in Household No. Sh18.
Georg Wicht from Schaffhausen is recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt10.
Georg Wicht and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Bettinger in Household No. 88.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Wicht came from the German region of Nassau-Usingen.
- 1834 Bettinger Census (Household No. 88).
- 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): Bt10, Sh18.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 373.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6815.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4200-4204.