Johann Conrad Buchammer was born 2 April 1739 in Rainrod. He was the 5th child of 6 born to Johannes Buchhammer (born 5 January 1702) and his wife Anna Marie Wahl.
Conrad immigrated to Russia arriving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Müller on 16 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 7 along with his new bride Anna Elisabeth.
By the 1798 Census, Konrad is living with his family in the colony of Kraft in Household Kf10.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Konrad Buchhammer was a tailor while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.
The 1767 census records that Konrad Buchhammer came from the German village of Rainrod in the region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Kf10.
- Parish records of Rainrod.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 177.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3895.