Peter Elias Baum, his wife Susanna, sister Margaretha (age 18), and mother Maria arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 28 March 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 47.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Elias Baum was a carpenter from Flanders. The 1767 census records that he was a gunner (Kanonier) with the French Army.
- 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): An32.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 66.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #535.