Nikolaus Trausch, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander.
In 1788, Nikolaus Trausch moved from Brabander to Dehler.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Trausch came from Luxembourg.
- 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): Dl10, Mv0352.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5978.