Jonas Nix, a miller (Müller), and his wife Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35.
The 1767 census records that Jonas Nix came from the German village of Hennersdorf.
- 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): Kn17.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 251.