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Nikolaus Buchheim [erroneously recorded as Buchhammer], a single baker, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.

Johann Nicolas Buchheim is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Nikolaus Buchheim and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk124 [sometimes erroneously translated as Punheim].

The death in 1827 of Nikolaus Buchheim is recorded on the 1834 census of Frank in Household No. 291.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Buchheim came from the German region of Braunschweig.

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


- 1834 Frank Census (Household No. 291).
- 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): Fk124.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5595.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2216.

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