Spelling Variations: 
Bahlmann (Keller)
Бальманъ (Keller)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Adam Bahlmann [sic], a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adam Bahlmann [sic] was a cobbler.

Following the destruction of Keller, the family relocated to Neu-Kolonie. Adam Bellmann is recorded on the 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. Nk50.

The 1767 census records that Adam Bellmann came from the German village of Kaltenborn in the Kurpfalz 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): Nk50.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 350.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #388.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies