Andreas Belodie [sic], a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and sons (Johann Heinrich, age 15; Johann[es], age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 47 under the surname of Pelletier [sic].
Johann Heinrich Bellender and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl35.
Heinrich Bellender, son of Johann Heinrich Bellender, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Leichtling in Household No. 57.
Philipp Bellender, son of Heinrich Bellender, from Leichtling and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Marienfeld.
Johannes Bellender and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl41.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Belodie came from France. The 1767 census records that Andreas Pelletier came from the French village of Esse [?].
Some branches of the family use the spelling of Bolender.
- 1834 Köhler Census (Households No. 10, 35, 41, 43, 48, 101, 103, 105, 190).
- 1834 Leichtling Census (Household No. 57).
- 1857 Marienfeld Census.
- 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): Kl35, Kl41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 371.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3842.