Johann Georg Bauer, a farmer, his wife Louisa Elisabeth, and sons (Johann Thomas, age 8; Johann Georg, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.
Orphan Thomas Bauer (age 10), son of Thomas Bauer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 6 along with the Konrad Weigandt family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Weigandt and Bauer families.
Thomas Bauer is recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 24 still with the Konrad Weigand family.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Georg Bauer came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 24).
- 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): Nr104.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 229.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4858.