Johann Wilhelm Nickel, son of Georg Wilhelm and Maria Elisabetha Nickel, was baptized in Wolfenhausen on 1 October 1747. His sister Anna Catharina was baptized in Wolfenhausen on 29 January 1754.
The siblings arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766. Wilhelm, his new wife Anna Catharina, and his sister Anna Catharina settled in Warenburg and are reported there on the First Settler's List in Family #140.
- Parish records of Wolfenhausen and list of emigrants to Russia in 1766, FHL Film #1476755
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 145
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2008): p. 343