Johannes Nickel, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19 along with his new wife, Elisabeth Katharina.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Nickel came from the German village of Rod an der Weil in the region of Nassau-Usingen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 110.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3418.