Philipp Busch, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.
Philipp died after arrival in Russia, and his widow Eva remarried to Johann Georg Batt.
The combined Busch and Batt families settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Busch came from the region of Friedburg. The 1767 census records that the Busch family came from the German village of Peterheer near Frankfurt am Main.
- 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): Ho42.
- 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): #5099.