Widower Adam Baum, a farmer, and his children arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.
Adam died before reaching the Volga German colonies. His children settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 50 along with the family of Wilhelm Kloss. No relationship between the Baum and Kloss families is recorded.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Zeiskam in the Kurpfalz.
- 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): Kk24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 473.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3598.