Valentin Baum, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Valentin Baum and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Widower Valentin Baum, a farmer, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya (No. 129) along with a note that he relocated to the Volga German colony of Wittmann in 1768.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Baum came from the German region of Bamberg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Kuttendorf.
- 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): Wm33.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #4719 [not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 375.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5655-5656.