Dominikus Paulÿ and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.
In 1788, Dominicus Paulÿ and his family moved from Hölzel to Neu-Kolonie.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Dominikus Paulÿ was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a tailor. The 1767 census records that Dominik[us] Paulÿ came from the village of Summern [?] in Luxembourg.
- 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): Nk52, Mv0933.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 122.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6254.