Johann Simon Bauer, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the galliot Die Fortuna under the command of Skipper Peter Stahl.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 27 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Simon Bauer came from the German village of Linden. The 1767 census records that he came from the village of Lind in Austria. A researcher named Albert reports on the forum of wolgadeutsche.net that this Bauer family came originally from Lindheim in Hessen.
- 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): Gk50.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 31.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2265.