Johannes Buxbaum, son of Georg Heinrich Buxbaum (3 June 1695-16 May 1776) and Maria Dorothea Maÿ (2 July 1718-27 Feb 1761), was born 27 April 1743 in Sprachbrücken. He decided to immigrate to Russia, and while in Büdingen where families were gathering before they departed for Russia he married Maria Elisabeth Meier. Their marriage is recorded in the parish register of Büdingen: "Johannes Buchsbaum from Sprachbrücken & Maria Eliesabetha Meÿer from Reich[elsh]eim married on 25 April 1766." His two Maÿ cousins from Sprachbrücken were also married there on the same day along with a Huwa cousin whose mother had been a Buxbaum.
Johannes and his [new] wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs. They settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 7 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 38.
Johann[es] Buxbaum and his descendants are recorded on the 1798 census of Holstein in Households No. Ho34 & Ho35.
The descendants of Johann Georg Buxbaum, son of Johannes Buxbaum, are recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 110.
Johannes Buxbaum and his brothers (Mattias & Georg) are recorded on the 1850 census of Franzosen in Households No. 132, 133, & 134.
Georg Buxbaum from Franzosen and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Wiesenmüller.
Johann Adam Buxbaum, son of Johannes Buxbaum, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. 74.
The death of Adam Buxbaum in 1838 is recorded on the 1850 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. 158.
The move of Johann Daniel Buxbaum and his brother Johann Friedrich from Shcherbakovka to Rosenberg is recorded on the 1857 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. 164. They are subsequently recorded on the 1857 census of Rosenberg in Household No. 11.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records Johannes Buksbaum [sic] as a farmer from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 110).
- 1834 Shcherbakovka Census (Household No. 74).
- 1850 Franzosen Census (Households No. 132, 133, 134).
- 1850 Shcherbakovka Census (Household No. 158).
- 1857 Shcherbakovka Census (Household No. 164).
- 1857 Rosenberg Census (Household No. 11).
- 1857 Wiesenmüller Census.
- Kohl, Gunnar and Helmut Ramge. Familienbuch Spachbrücken (Darmstadt: Deutsche Ortssippenbücher, 2001): 51.
- 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): Ho34, Ho35.
- Mai, Brent Alan & Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #585.
- Ortsfamilienbuch Spachbruecken [Online].
- Parish records of Spachbrücken (LDS Film No. 1190550).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 135.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2853.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording Johann Buxbaum and his wife Elisabeth.
Source: Brent Mai.