Johann Friedrich Baustian, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 29 May 1762. They deserted the Danish colonies on 3 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.
The Baustian family settled in the Volga German colony of Fischer on 20 April 1766 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Baustian came from the German village of Asnens [?] in the Brandenburg region.
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- 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): Fs28, Fs29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 416.