Samuel Christian Blum, a wool weaver (Wollweber), and his wife Anna Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 7 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
The 1767 census records that Samuel Christian Blum came from the German region of Hamburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Blum family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 451.