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Louis Battin, his wife Susanna, and children (Heinrich, age 3; Anna [Dorothea], age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the Russian boat Neton-Men under the command of Midshipman Emelyan Lozhnikov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 166.

Widow Susanna Justina Battin and her daughters are recorded on an appendix to the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 1.

Daughter Dorothea is recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr007.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Louis Battin was a book binder from the city of Paris in France. The 1767 census records that Ludwig Battin was a teacher (Lehrer) from France.

There are no known surviving male descendants that carry the Battin surname among the Volga German colonies.


- 1775 Norka Census (Appendix Household No. 1).
- 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): Nr007.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 273.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2244.


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