Franz Laumann [sic], a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
Franz Laumann [sic] is recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
This Franz Laumann is believed to be the Franz Baumann, a single Hussar - member of the light cavalry (Husar), who settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No 63.
This is believed to be the same Franz Baumann who, in 1775, is recorded as leaving the colony of Katharinenstadt for an undisclosed destination.
The 1767 census records that Franz Baumann came from the German village of Bischofsheim.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mv1167.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 193.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6901.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4471.