Damm (Rothammel)*

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Damm (Rothammel)*
Даммъ (Rothammel)*
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Andreas Damm, son of Johannes Georg Damm & Catharina Eisen, was born 23 September 1739 in Bühl, southwest of Baden-Baden (today in the state of Baden-Württemberg).

Andreas Damm, a blacksmith, his wife Margaretha, and son Johann (age 1¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.

Andreas Damm, a blacksmith (Schmied), his [new] wife Agnessa, and newborn daughter Elisabeth (age ¼) are recorded on the 1767 census of Rothammel in Household No. 11. They had settled in Rothammel on 21 August 1767. 

Andreas Damm and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Rothammel in Household No. Rt07.

Andreas Damm is recorded on the 1811 census of Rothammel in Household No. 7 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Kautz in 1800.

Andresa Damm, his son-in-law Jakob Menzer, and grandsons from Rothammel are recorded on the 1811 census of Kautz in Household No. 38 along with a note that Andreas Damm died in 1799 and that Jakob Menzer died in 1805.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Damm came from the German region of Baden. The 1767 census records that Andreas Damm came from the German village of Bühl in the region of Baden-Baden.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Damm family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1811 Kautz Census (Household No. 38).
- 1811 Rothammel Census (Household No. 7).
- 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): Rt07.
- Parish records for Bühl - LDS Film No. 997667.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 83.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2795.

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording Andreas Damm and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

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