Nikolaus Stoppel, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Nicol. Stoppel and his wife Sibilla are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9.
The death of Nikolaus Stoppel is recorded in the parish register of Nieder-Monjou on 12 October 1815. The original text of the death entry reads:
"Johann Nicolaus Stoppel, ref., Am 12. Oktober  ist Johann Nicolaus Stoppel an der Brustschwachheit gestorben, war alt 75 Jahre 11 Monate 2 Tage, lag krank 4 Tage" [Johann Nicolaus Stoppel, Reformed faith, on October 12th, Johann Nicolaus Stoppel died from weakness in the chest at the age of 75 years, 11 months, 2 days; he had been sick for 4 days].
The calculation of age-at-death would place his birth on 10 November 1739.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Stoppel came from the German region of Hanau while the 1767 census records that he came from the region of Hannover.
- 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): Nm03.
- Parish register of Nieder-Monjou.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1511.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1228-1229.