Nikolaus Bougie, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Elisabeth Schmidt settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. They and their daughters (Maria Franziska, age 1½; Maria, age ½) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Bougie came from the French village of Vilercotrie [Villers-Cotterêts?].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 446.