Nikolaus [Joseph] Dar, his wife Anna, daughter Marianna (age 4), and sister Katharina [Guldrich] (age 45) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 15 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Dar was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a embroiderer using pearl (Goldsticker).
The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Joseph Dar came from the English town of Nottingham.
- 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): Pf49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 383.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2673.