Blum (Nieder-Monjou-1)*

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Blum (Nieder-Monjou-1)*
Блумъ (Nieder-Monjou-1)*
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Johann Blum, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughters (Elisabeth, age 5; Anna, age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Johann Georg Bluhm [sic], his wife Elisabetha, and daughters (Elisabetha, age 5¼; Anna Elisabetha, age 2½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Anna Elisabetha died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann [Georg] Blum came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Geichel.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 198.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4676.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2896-2899.

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