Baumgarten (Zürich)*

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Baumgarten (Zürich)*
Баумгартенъ (Zürich)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Peter Baumgarten, a single turner, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Peter Baumgarten is recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Researcher Andreas Raith believes that this Peter Baumgarten settled in the colony of Zürich.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Baumgarten came from the German region of Erfurt.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Baumgarten family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4741.
- Reith, Andreas. История поволжской Родины моих предков Райт материнской колонии Цюрих: 11. (Online - in Russian).
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4978.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies