[Johann] Nikolaus Wittrich, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Schönchen on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21 along with his new wife Anna.
The 1767 census records that Johann Nikolaus Wittrich came from the German region of Nassau.
- 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): Sn21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 109.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6908.