Baum (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Baum (Yagodnaya Polyana)
Баумъ (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Reinhard Baum, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Elisabeth, age 16; Hieronymos, age 13; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

Johann Reinhard Baum, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and children (Elis. Dorothea, age 18; Hieronimus, age 14; Anna Clara, age 2) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that mother Anna Elisabeth and daughter Anna Clara died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Reinhard Baum came from the German region of Laubach. The 1767 census records that Johann Reinhard Baum came from the German village of Womtog in the Laubach region.


- 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): Yp07, Yp37.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 173.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6421.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8284-8288.

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