Johann Heinrich Busch, a servant in the household of Herr Baldauff on the Einsiedel, was born ca. 1733. He married 6 December 1765 in Rossdorf bei Darmstadt, Hessen, to Anna Catharina Häusser. She was born 10 September 1734 in Rossdorf bei Darmstadt.
Johann Heinrich Busch, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 12 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Busch came from the German village of Rossdorf in the Darmstadt region.
- Franze-Merlau, Christel. Familienbuch Rossdorf bei Darmstadt (Darmstadt: Deutsche Ortssippenbücher, 2004): 91.
- 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): Lb35, Lb65.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 21.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2171.