Jakob Sauerbrei [recorded as Sauerberg], a carpenter, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Susanna, age 17; Christina, age 14; Johann, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Katharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.
Widow Anna Elisabeth Nuss, a farmer's wife, and her children (Elisabeth, age 22; Johann Georg, age 20; Georg Ernst, age 18; Anna Magdalena, age 16; Johannes, age 12; Johann Heinrich, age 10) settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 14 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 88.
The 1798 census of Dobrinka records son Georg Ernst Nuss there in Household No. Db40.
The 1798 census of Müller records son Johannes Nuss there in Household No. Ml01.
Lawton R. Nuss, son of Hubert Ernst Nuss & Erma Lee Krumrey, was born 30 December 1952 in Salina, Kansas.
Justice Nuss attended the University of Kansas (BA 1975) and Univeristy of Kansas Law School (JD 1982). After practicing law in Salina, Kansas, he was appointed to the Kansas State Supreme Court in August 2002, and in 2010 became the Chief Justice.
His Volga German ancestral home can be traced to the colonies of Kratzke, Kukkus, Dobrinka, and Müller.
The village, originally called Lisitsino, was founded by Ukranians in 1887. Volga German families were deported to the Russian village of Wannowka in 1941. In 1993, the name of the village was changed to Turar Rysqulov.
Volga German families relocated to the village of Saimka after 1956. Today, the village is called Bular Butyra.
Volga German families settled in and around Burdett, Kansas.
Volga German families settled in and around Hobart, Oklahoma.
Volga German families settled in and around Larned, Kansas.
Volga German families settled in the community of Kinsley, Kansas.
Volga German families settled in and around Arnold, Kansas.