Bo(h)lender (Grimm)

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Bolender (Grimm)
Bohlender (Grimm)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Kaspar Bolender, a farmer, and his family arrived from L├╝beck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9.

The 1775 census of Grimm records them in Household No. 91 and the 1798 census in Household No. Gm146.

Some documents have this surname erroneously translated as Wohlender & Walender.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Bolender came from the German region of Schlitz.


- 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): Gm146.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2398.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies