BISTROMS IN 19th CENTURY RUSSIA
From Russkii Biograficheskii Slovar' (c.1911):
BISTROM, Adam Ivanovich. Lieutenant general, born around 1770, died 17 October, 1828. His father, a member of an old noble family from the Baltic provinces, was in Russian service, and as a colonel was the commandant of the town of Mogilev for many years.
When he was 12 years old, Adam Ivanovich was enrolled as private in the Preobrazhenskii Regiment of the life guards from where, a year later, he was transferred with the rank of captain-at-arms ["kaptenarmus", i.e. a kind of supply sergeant - M.C.] to the Semenovskii Regiment of the guards. Here he continued service, reaching the rank of sergeant in 1791. In 1793 he was released to the army as a captain and assigned to the Finland Jäger Battalion. With this unit he was in Lithuania in 1794 during operations against Polish insurgents. In 1797, with the disbandment of the various jäger corps, Bistrom was transferred at first to the 2nd Marine Regiment and then to Bolotinkov's Garrison Regiment (later called the Kronstadt Regiment). In 1802 he went to the Lithuania Musketeer Regiment, once known as the Senate's, where in 1804 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
In the fall of 1806 the Lithuania Regiment, as part of a force under Baron Saken, marched out against the French. Accompanying it, Bistrom took part in the Battle of Pultusk and then in the battle of 26 and 27 January, 1807, near Preussisch-Eylau, where he was seriously contused in the head and for distinguishing himself was awarded the Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class with Bow. Four months later, he was again fighting the French at Gutstadt, Geilsberg, and Friedland. In the last-named battle he was contused a second time, by a cannonball in the chest. On returning to Russia, Bistrom was promoted to colonel and received the command of the Lithuania Musketeer Regiment. After this he took part in the war with Sweden in 1808-1809 and was in many actions in northern Finland, where for distinguishing himself in battle near Orovais on 2 September, he was awarded a gold sword inscribed "For Courage".
In 1810 the Lithuania Musketeer Regiment was reformed into the 33rd Jäger Regiment, and Bistrom received the rank of "Chef" [colonel-in-chief - M.C.] of this unit. While continuing to command the regiment, in 1811 he was named commander of the brigade consisting of the 1st and 33rd Jäger Regiments. The Patriotic War provided Bistrom with the opportunity for a whole series of outstanding military actions. While with the army's rearguard during the initial retreat, he appeared as a participant in almost incessant skirmishing with the enemy and in the bloody battles of Ostrovno, Vitebsk, Smolensk, Borodino, and more. He was in the withdrawal from Moscow to Mozhaisk, in the Battle of Tarutino, and in particular at Maloyaroslavets. During the whole of this last battle, which lasted from early morning to evening, Bistrom was almost never out from under the enemy's fierce firing, for which he was rewarded with the rank of major general by the special recommendation of the commander-in-chief, Kutuzov.
When our army went over to the offensive, Bistrom's brigade advanced with the vanguard, and after the Battle of Vyazma on 22 October, which gave Bistrom the St.-George Cross 4th Class, it followed the fleeing enemy step by step and then crossed the border. Bistrom took part in a continuous series of skirmishes and battles with the vanguard, at Labau, Ottendorf, Leipzig, and many others. He was especially distinguished by his part in the taking of Coblenz and Rheims by storm. The latter battle, in which Bistrom defended the Laon gates and withstood the stubborn attacks of Napoleon himself, provided him with the Order of St. Anne 1st Class with Diamonds. The fighting on the heights of Monmartre near Paris was the last in which Bistrom participated. After receiving the Order of St. George 3rd Class for this, he led his brigade back to Russia.
In 1815, with Napoleon's return from the isle of Elba, he again set out on a foreign campaign, but this time his participation was limited to blockading the fortress of Pfalzburg. On 16 December, 1815, Bistrom was named commander of the Life-Guards Pavlovsk Regiment. He was in this position for ten years, during which time he was designated commander of the 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Guards Infantry Division. On 14 March, 1825, he became a member of the Sovereign's suite, and on 1 January, 1826, he was promoted to lieutenant general. Suffering from dropsy, Bistrom left the country to recover, and died in Dresden.
Sources: Imperator Aleksandr I i Ego Spodvizhniki, St. Petersburg, 1847, vol. IV; Istoriya L.-Gv. Pavlovskago Polka, St. Petersburg, 1875, pg. 36.
From Russkii Biograficheskii Slovar':
BISTROM, Karl Ivanovich. General-Adjutant, General of Infantry, brother of Adam Ivanovich Bistrom; born 1 May 1770, died 16 June 1838. In 1784 he was enrolled as a corporal [kapral] of the life-guards in the Izmailovskii Regiment, where he passed through all the lower enlisted ranks, and in 1787 was promoted to sergeant [serzhant]. With a conversion to the army as a captain, he transferred to the Neva Musketeer Regiment, located in Finland. Here 17-year old Bistrom had his baptism of fire while taking a direct part in many fights of the 1788 war against the Swedes. In 1796 he was transferred to the 1st Jäger Regiment, and in 1798 he was promoted to major. In the same year, through special favor of the monarch, he was named commander of this regiment, and in 1803 - of the 20th Jägers. After being promoted in 1805 to colonel, Bistrom distinguished himself while taking part in almost all the battles of the 1806-1807 campaign. In particular, he distinguished himself in the affair at the village of Charnov (for which he was awarded the Order of St. George 4th Class), in the Battle of Pultusk (where he was wounded by a bullet through the left leg and while on the battlefield received the Order "Pour le Merit" from the hands of the King of Prussia), in the Battle of Preussisch-Eylau (where he was again wounded - in the shoulder, and awarded the a gold saber), and in the fighting at the villages of Zecher, Peterswald, Altkirchen, and the Pasarg River, which brought him the Order of St. Vladimir 3rd Class. The crowning feat of Bistrom in the battles of this campaign was his participation in fighting at Gutstadt. Here his regiment covered the retreat of our forces and for 14 hours he was under the fierce fire of the enemy and was dangerously wounded by a projectile passing through his right cheek, damaging the jaw. As a result of this wound, in addition to its external signs, Bistrom was ever afterward left with a certain particularity in the way he spoke. As a reward for his courage in the battle, Emperor Alexander I with his own hand placed upon him the Order of St. Anne 2nd Class with diamonds. After the Peace of Tilsit Bistrom was named a battalion commander in the Life-Guards Jäger Battalion, and in 1809 - commander of the whole regiment, which he then led through all the battles of the 1812-1814 war. At the beginning of military operations, he was at the Battle of Smolensk, defending the crossings over the Dnieper River, and then it was he who opened the Battle of Borodino, where he heroically resisted a whole division under General Delzon, and for his bravery here he was rewarded with the rank of major general. Following this he took part in the battles of Tarutino, Maloyaroslavets, and the night attack on Klementino. He especially distinguished himself in the fighting at the village of Dobraya, near Krasnyi, where he commanded a jäger brigade, defeated the enemy, and took many prisoners, 9 guns, 2 standards, and the marshal's baton of Davout. For his feat Bistrom received the Order of St. George 3rd Class. In the 1813 campaign Bistrom covered himself with new glories, taking part in the battles of Lutzen and Bautzen, Kulm and Leipzig, and in 1814 - Brienne, Aris-sur-Aube, Ferchampagnoise, and Paris. On the conclusion of peace, Bistrom returned with his regiment to St. Petersburg, and here in 1821 he received command of the 2nd Guards Infantry Division. In 1824 he was promoted to lieutenant general and in 1825 named to command all the infantry of the Separate Guards Corps, being made a general-adjutant on 20 December of the same year. With the declaration of war with Turkey in 1828, Bistrom marched out on campaign with the Guards corps and in August invested the fortress of Varna. Here on 16 September, he had to endure fierce fighting while repulsing an attack by Pasha Omer-Vrione and a simultaneous a sortie by the fortress garrison. Two days later, supported by Prince Eugene of Württemberg, he himself attacked the pasha's fortified camp. On 29 September Varna surrendered, and Bistrom was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky. After the return of the Guards to St. Petersburg, in 1830 Bistrom was Bistrom took leave due to weakened health and traveled to Kissingen. But hardly had news of the revolt of the Poles arrived when, forgetting his ailments, he hurried back to Russia and again took his place at the head of the guards infantry. On 15 April, 1831, he took charge of the active army's vanguard, and with all the same courage he had previously displayed he was a distinguished participant in much fighting against the Poles, including the Battle of Ostrolenko, where in spite of a serious contusion by a cannonball to his right thigh, he coolly deployed his troops as if on maneuvers and six times repulsed the violent attacks of the Poles. Ostrolenko brought Bistrom the Order of St. George 2nd Class. For his part in the storming of Warsaw he was promoted to general of infantry and named commander of the force remaining in the city after Field Marshal Paskevich departed for further operations. The Polish campaign was the end for Bistrom's military feats. After taking the guards to St. Petersburg in February, 1832, he was again forced to take leave to restore his broken health and lived between Kissingen and his property near Yamburg. In December of 1835 Bistrom was awarded the Order of St. Vladimir 1st Class. In May of 1837 he received a majorat in Poland, and in July of the same year he was named deputy to the commander of the Separate Guards Corps (Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich). In the fall of 1837 he again went abroad and died in Kissingen. Bistrom was buried on his Yamburg estate, where afterwards a chapel was built accompanied by an invalid house for several retired guards soldiers. The officers of the guards erected a memorial over his grave in the form of a colossal lion with a portrait of the deceased and the inscription: "To General of Infantry K. I. Bistrom, from the Guards Corps". Among Bistrom's subordinates there remained the very best memory, especially in the hearts of the soldiers whom he so inspired in battle. The soldiers loved him much and nourished an unlimited faith in their "father commander", as they dubbed General Bistrom.
Sources: S.-Peterburgskiya Vedomosti, 1841, Nos. 145, 146, 147, 150, 153, and separate supplement "Biografiya Bistroma", by Luk'yanovich. Aleksandr I i Ego Spodvizhniki, St. Petersburg, 1846, vol. I. Russkie Lyudi, published by M. Vol'f, St. Petersburg, 1866, pp. 355-388. Ob Otse i Molodtse Generale Bistrome, by N. Kol'devin, St. Petersburg, 1874. Einige Wörte über das Werk der Herren Lukjanowitsch, St. Petersburg, 1842. Vilenskii Vestnik, 1866, No. 47. Russkii Arkhiv, 1871, No. 7-8, pg. 1297. Voennyi Sbornik, 1877, No. 5, pg. 185-187. Severnaya Pchela, 1841, No. 36. Dictionaries: Starchevskii's, Zeddeler's, Toll's, Berezin's, Klylushnikov's, Andreevskii's, and Leer's.
Quellen zur Geschichte der Ritterguter Estlands im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert (1772-1889), by Henning v. Wistinghausen (Beitrage zur Baltischen Geschichte, Band 3), Verlag Harro v. Hirschheydt, Hannover-Dohren, 1975.
Pg. 8 - SUTLEM (Haggers Parish, Estonian Sutlemma) From a document of 11 July 1792 (entered into the records on 30 March 1807) signed by Actual State Councilor Carl Baron Stackelberg, as a basis to an arangement between him, his wife (nee v. Bistram), and their children: Col. Otto receives Sutlem and Limmat, plus inventory, for 24,000 silver roubles. (Proclamation of 9 May 1807 in Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 19/13.5.) [Notes by M.C. - "Actual State Councilor" is a Russian civil-service rank. "Inventory" seems to refer to livestock. "Col. Otto" seems to me to be missing a last name; it might be "Stackelberg", since this property belonged to that baronial family in the 1880s.]
Pg. 53 - HARRIEN (in Kusal Parish, Estonian Kusal) Mortgage contract of 7 March 1799: the brothers Lt. Carl Gustav and Georg Ludwig v. Nieroth to Lt. Otto Gotthard v. Bistram, lot plus inventory for 90 years for 195,000 silver roubles. (Proclamation of 20 July 1805, Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 30/24.7.) HARRIEN - Mortgage transfer contract of 1 January 1809: Bistram to Reval merchant Justinus Johann Frey for 32,000 silver roubles (of which 1500 for inventory). (Proclamation of 24 May 1809, Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 22/31.5.)
Pg. 62 - KAPPEL (Rappel Parish, Estonian Kabala) Mortgage contract of 19 November 1788: "Haken" Judge [Hakenrichter] Johann Freidrich v. Krusenstiern to Lt. Otto Gotthard v. Bistram for 90 years for 31,300 roubles. (Proclamation of 9 January 1790, Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 4/28.1.1) Note by M.C. - "Haken" seems to be a small administrative area. KAPPEL - Mortgage transfer contract of 30 June 1797: Bistram to Assessor Fromhold Reinhold v. Vietinghoff for 75,000 silver roubles (of which 10,000 for inventory). (Proclamation of 19 May 1804, Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 21/23.5.)
Pg. 66 - PUEHHAT (Rappel Parish, Estonian Puhatu) Transfer sale contract of 25 June 1777: Lt. Gustav Magnus v. Bistram transfers to Court Concilor Heinrich Christoph v. Schonert the ownership of Puehhat.
Pg. 67 - RAYKUELL (Rappel Parish, Estonian Raikula) Deed of sale, undated: The widow Frau Louisa Elisabeth v. Bistram nee v. Budberg to Peter Friedrich Ludwig Prinz v. Holstein-Gottorp, for 100,000 roubles. (Proclamation of 13 February 1777, Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 11/13.3.)
Pg. 252 - ALT-MERJAMA (Merjama Parish, Estonian Wana Marjamaa) Deed of sale, undated: Judge Georg Gustav v. Bruemmer to Lt. Johann v. Bistram, Merjama and Pedua (and so much of Pedua as Bruemmer bought from Judge Johann Adolf v. Rosenthal in 1768, namely the Pedua farm and the village of Kirkuta), for 35,000 roubles and 200 ducats "for the hereditary name". (Proclamation of 28 March 1774, in Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 16/21.4.)
Pg. 253 - ALT-MERJAMA - Superior District Court [Oberlandgericht] arranges the request of creditor Assessor Lt. Johann v. Bistram in the the public auction of Merjama, that the acquirer is obliged immediately after the public auction to release the interests in this property of widow Frau v. Brümmer nee v. Rosenthal. Dated 25 June 1779. (Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 16/22.4.)
Pg. 254 - PEDUA (Merjama Parish, Estonian Padewa) Deed of sale, undated: Lt. Johann v. Bistram to Lt. Berend Otto v. Toll for 13,300 roubles. (Proclamation of 16 February 1776, Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 8/22.2.)
Pg. 266 - KIRRIMAEGGI (Poenal Parish, Estonian Kirimae) Mortgage contract: widow Frau Louise Elisabeth v. Bistram nee v. Budberg to Court Councilor Benedikt Friedrich v. Dawell for 49 years for 30,000 silver roubles. (No source given.)
Pg. 269 - ROSENHOF (Poenal Parish, Estonian Roosna) Sales contract, 27 September 1789: widow Frau Louise Elisabeth v. Bistram nee v. Budberg to District Judge Otto Magnus v. Helmersen, a piece of Rosenhof land and hayfield (see HARDO). (Proclamation of 14 August 1813, Rewalsche Wochentliche Nachrichten 33/18.8.) Note by M.C. - I haven't included it in my English translation, but Frau v. Bistram is always additionally titled as "Hakenrichter", which actually refers to the judgeship held by her late husband.
From Dirin's history of the Life-Guards Semenovskii Regiment, written c. 1868: Part 1, page 183 (Rodrig Grigorevich Bistrom):
In December of 1853 General Gildenshtubbe turned over command of the regiment to the 1st Battalion commander, Aide-de-Camp Colonel Bistrom. Baron Rodrig Grigorevich Bistrom may be considered the first and only example of a man who passed through all the ranks of the regiment, having donned the Semenovskii uniform in 1827 and starting out as a non-commissioned officer. He continues to wear the uniform at the present time even as he holds the position of a general-adjutant and general-of-infantry. He was promoted to ensign in the L-Gds Semenovskii Regiment in 1828, and for the whole of his time with the regiment Baron Bistrom always served in the line battalions, passing through all the levels of command - from a subaltern officer to battalion commander. In 1845 he was promoted to colonel, and in the following year he was named commander of the 3rd Battalion. In 1851 he took over the 1st Battalion and at the same time was named an aide-de-camp to His Imperial Majesty, and then two years later, direct from commanding a battalion, he was designated the regimental commander by an Imperial order. He continued in this position until 1860, in the meantime being promoted to major general and in 1855 becoming a member of His Majesty's suite. In 1860 he was made a general-adjutant and in this new rank he continued to command the regiment for three more months. On 12 November, 1860, he took command of the 2nd Guards Infantry Division. In his military service Baron Bistrom is inseparable from the regiment's fighting history. Baron Bistrom took a direct part in all the engagements with the enemy from 1828 to 1860, namely the siege of Varna (as an ensign), Zheltki, the storming of Wolja (as a sublieutenant), in the Hungarian campaign (commanding the 3rd Battalion), and in the Crimean War (as regimental commander).
From After Sixty Years; Memoirs of Ivan Ivanovich Venediktov, 1820-1894. From Russkaya Starina, Vol. 123, September 1905. (Za Shestdesyat Let. Vospominaniya Iv. Iv. Vendediktova. 1820-1894)
Among my acquaintances during this same time was a certain Bistrom who had served for fourteen years as a cornet in the lancers. He was a real lancer of those times, an excellent companion, jokester, non-stop carouser, and a bon vivant of the first class in all things, but always without a cent. He had the habit of addressing everyone with the familiar "thou" upon meeting a second time. He was often in Oranienbaum, coming to visit the police chief, a retired cuirassier named Konstantin Petrovich Ponomarev who was also of the type that is always working off debts. He too was one who would not pass up a drink and maintained an open-armed hospitality for everyone. One had only to say to him, "And yours was a glorious regiment, Konstantin Petrovich?", and he would immediately call out, "Fedka, get some champagne from Shchukin! To the good memory of the glorious Military Order Cuirassier Regiment!" We would drink up, and the drinking bout began. Bistrom, since he wanted to drink, too, would now praise the Order Regiment, and toasts would be made ready.
Overall, though, Bistrom was somewhat dissolute. Once, he declared that he remembered some important business for which he had to go to St. Petersburg the following day. "Give me some money," he said to Ponomarev. This man pulled out a wrapped packet of silver money that had just been given to him by some official and gave it to Bistrom without counting it. When questioned by the official who had given him the money as to how much had been in the packet, he answered that there were sixty roubles for the salaries of the billeting commission. He added, "Poor Ponomarev, a good fellow, but never clear of the courts." And so he proved to be right.
Bistrom flew off early in the morning, but to everyones surprise he returned at six. "What the devil?", Ponomarev asked him.
"Give me another five silver roubles," answered Bistrom. "I have to be in St. Petersburg."
Bistrom told how he sat down in the twelve oclock train from Peterhof and encountered people who he did not know yet who proved to be pleasant company, and he got along famously with all of them. He invited some of them to breakfast, and then ordered champagne to be served for all. When the train arrived at St. Petersburg, of the money he had taken only exactly enough remained for the fare back to Oranienbaum. Since he had nothing to eat with in St. Petersburg, he returned for a new subsidy.
On one of my trips to St. Petersburg I met Bistrom on the Nevskii Prospect. He took me by the arm and dragged me into Lerges bakery. "Sit down," he said. "Listen. You know the fable of how the rooster found a jewel and asked himself what was it for?"
"Yes, I know."
"In front of you is the rooster who found a jewel and wants you to ask, What is it for? Do you want to serve with Perovskii? I can."
I saw that the man was not drunk, but he was talking nonsense. "Enough of your babble! Speak plainly," I asked.
"As you wish." We ordered ice cream, and Bistrom sat down somewhat picturesquely and began.
"It was the finest kind of evening. Everyone was out and about and could be seen strolling and diverting themselves. I didnt feel like sitting at home, but had nowhere to go. Every place was inviting you in, but here I was broke, and even after looking through my tobacco pouch I didnt have a cent. Oh fate! Then I remembered that there was an open-air festival at the Smolensk Cemetery. Ill go, I thought to myself. There were a lot of people there, and they were letting you in free, if you didnt stay there, of course. I went. There were groups of people everywhere. They were eating and sometimes drinking hard stuff, but I was just walking along, picking my teeth with a small feather. Then everyone was being invited to leave, and the crowds moved towards the exit. I saw a distinctive hat lose itself in the crowd, plainly being pushed and not knowing how to extract itself. As soon as I saw what was under the hat, I made right for her. I said, My lady, allow me to be your knight and offer you my service, so that you can free yourself from this press. Just allow me your hand. She gave it. And what a hand! With bold movements in the lancer style, I slashed and cut at infantry to the right and left, and led her out. I did not release her delicate hand, and the lady did not withdraw it. And so we strolled. I uttered something in German, and she answered perfectly. I said a few words in French, and she then spoke like a Parisienne. At first it was my curiosity that had been aroused, but then we both became engaged in lively conversation. In this manner I escorted my lady from the Smolensk to Vladimirskaya, which is to say across the whole city, chatting to our hearts content.
"We talked, naturally, not only of politics in its abstract sense, but also touched on the advantages of alliances and the breaking up of balances of power. By the time we got to her home, I had received the right to hope that that first stroll would not be the last. Later, of course, we met again. I didnt mince about¾ I entertained my lady with a candid outline of whats what. My forefathers were knights. Probably, they didnt take bribes nor pilfer the treasury, nor could they rob anyone, so afterwards little was left, from which in the present time my share comes to be a tiny amount. But Im not one to keep money back from circulating, so for most of the year I live like a bird in the air. She asked me why I didnt get a civil service position. Because, I said, Im a big good-for-nothing and dont feel suited for such service. I cant stand sitting, which means I wont sit in one place for long, and wont agree to running to and fro on command.
" Thats a shame, said the lady with a sigh. If you were to think of anything for yourself, within reason, of course, that you might ask of Minister Perovskii, I could surely vouch for you, you know!
"So thats the jewel I found. Well, tell me. Do you want something from Perovskii? Or tell me what I should ask for myself. The lady is pretty important and isnt telling a tall tale."
I did not know anything about civil positions and duties. I could not come up with anything for myself, and was not able to give any advice, either, but I recalled a conversation I had with Anderson about an apothecary shop.
I told Bistrom, "Go find Anderson or some other German applying for permission to open an apothecarys shop, get five thousand roubles for your services and then well drink it up."
A long time after I met Anderson and as was my habit, I asked, "Well, how does it go with the apothecarys?"
He said, "Would you imagine? They gave me permission for a new apothecarys shop, and in the Liteinnaya district, too. Of course, a lot of people tell tall tales, but the rumor has it that it was petitioned for by some lancer officer. And what did he get from me for that? Nothing more than a hello."
I never met Bistrom again after that.
From Peterburgskii Nekrolog, ili Spravochnyi Istroicheskii Ukazatel' Lits, Rodivshikhsya v XVII i XVIII Stoletiyakh po Nadgrobnym Nadpisyam Aleksandronevskoi Lavry i Uprazdnennykh Peterburgskikh Kladbishch, by Vladimir Saitov. Moscow, 1883. (St.-Petersburg Necrolog, or an Ordered Historical List of Persons Born in the 17th and 18th Centuries According to Tombstone Inscriptions in the Alexander Nevsky Monastery AND Discontinued St.-Petersburg Cemeteries)
BISTRAM, Baron (no name), died 1 February 1904 (Smolensk Evangelical Cemetery).
BISTRAM, Baron (no name), died 29 May 1902 (Smolensk Evangelical Cemetery).
VON-BISTROM, Genrikh [Heinrich], born 16 April 1780, died 26 April 1865 (Volkovo Lutheran Cemetery).
BISTROM, Yekaterina Petrovna, died 22 June 1907 (Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Nikolsk Cemetery).
BISTROM, Baroness Katarina, nee Baroness Tornau, born 25 November 1823, died 3 May 1861. With Baron R. von-Bistrom (Volkovo Lutheran Cemetery).
BISTROM, Baron Kiprian Nikolaevich, retired colonel of the His Majesty's Life-Guards Lancer Regiment, died 31 May 1905 (town cemetery in Pavlovsk).
VON-BISTROM, Baroness Mariya, nee Baroness von-Gan [Hahn?], born 8 September 1822, died 26 September 1900. With Baron R. von-Bistrom (Volkovo Lutheran Cemetery).
VON-BISTROM, Baron Rodrig Grigor'evich, General-Adjutant, born 22 October 1809, died 20 December 1886 (Volkovo Lutheran Cemetery).
Eliza, born 15 May 1848, died 26 January 1855.
Georg, born 1 June 1851, died 6 March 1855.
Edita, born 9 February 1854, died 19 June 1855.
Minna, born 28 December 1855, died 20 October 1856.
Katarina, born 27 April 1861, died 6 May 1861.
With Baron R. von-Bistrom (Volkovo Lutheran Cemetery).
End of translations, Mark Conrad, 1997.