Johann Thaumann, a porceline maker (Meister für Porzellanherstellung), and his wife Louisa arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Joh. Dammann [sic] and his wife Lowisa are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Johann Thaumann and his wife Julianna are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 32. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Thaumann came from the German region of Brandenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German town of Berlin.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 250.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5377.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3144-3145.