Batt / Bath
Johann Georg Bath was born 25 Feb 1714 in Rheinbischofsheim, Baden (formerly Hanuaerland). He married Elisabeth Walther on 23 Jan 1743. They had three children prior to immigrating to Russia: (1) Christina, born 23 November 1754; (2) David, born 21 June 1756; and (3) Michael, born 3 October 1758.
Johann Georg Bath, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 on a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Makkensy.
The family initially settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 9. Son Michael later moved to Frank.
- 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): Dt17, Fk029.
- Parish records of Rheinbischofsheim [Online].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 283.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2449.