Johann Batz, his wife [Anna] Kunigunda, and children (Anna, age 4; Johann, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2.
The 1775 census of Grimm records them in Household No. 96.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Batz was a paper maker from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the region of Isenburg.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 96).
- 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): Gm113.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 73.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2377.