Blum (Basel)

Spelling Variations: 
Blum (Basel)
Блумъ (Basel)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Paul David Blum, his wife Katharina, and children (Christian, age 15½; Johann, age 13; Paul, age 3¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Paul David Blum, his wife Catharina, and children (Christian, age 16; Johann, age 13) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Paul David Blum, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Katharina, and children (Johann Friedrich, age 16; Johann Jonas, age 14) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 102.

A Blum family from Basel is recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt22.

The 1767 census records that Paul David Blum came from the German village of Bitterfeld.


- 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): Bt22.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6766 [not recorded in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 370.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4167-4170.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies