Widow Elisabeth Barbie, a farmer, and her children (Johannes, age 15; Anna Franziska, age 12; Nikolaus, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Louis in Household No. 26. They had settled there on 14 June 1766.
In 1788, Johann Barbie and his family moved from Louis to Mariental.
The 1767 census records that Elisabeth Barbie came from the German village of Bitsch in the region of Lothringen.
- 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): Ls24, Mt62, Mv1580.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 85.