Nikolaus Schneider, a fabric weaver, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 7 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.
The 1767 Kratzke census records that this Schneider family is from Salzwedel in Brandenburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kr35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 20001): 45.