Batt / Bath

Spelling Variations: 
Batt (Dietel)
Bath (Dietel)
Bott (Dietel)
Батъ (Dietel)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Georg Bath was born 25 Feb 1714 in Rheinbischofsheim, Baden (formerly Hanuaerland). He married Elisabeth Walther on 23 Jan 1743. They had three children prior to immigrating to Russia: (1) Christina, born 23 November 1754; (2) David, born 21 June 1756; and (3) Michael, born 3 October 1758.

Johann Georg Bath, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 on a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Makkensy.

The family initially settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 9.  Son Michael later moved to Frank.


- 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): Dt17, Fk029.
- Parish records of Rheinbischofsheim [Online].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 283.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2449.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

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