Johannes Ritt, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Margaretha, age 14; Johannes, age 11; Maria, age 8; Heinrich, age 6) are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 22. They had settled there on 24 July 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Ritt came from the German village of Bart [?] in the Hanau region.
- 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): Se17.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 183.