Widower Valentin Baum, a farmer, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya (No. 129) along with a note that he relocated to the Volga German colony of Wittmann in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Valentin Baum came from the German village of Kuttendorf.
- 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): Wm33.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 375.