Johann Heinrich Schlitt and his family immigrated to Russia. His son, Johannes, is the only one who appears to have survived the journey. Johannes, age 16, arrived in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18 living with the Andreas Nolde family.
- 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): Nr086.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 233.