Batt (Schaffhausen)*

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Batt (Schaffhausen)*
Батъ (Schaffhausen)*
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Widow Anna Batt and her daughters (Anna, age 16½; Eva, age 12; Katharina, age 8; Elisabeth, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Widow Anna Mar. Bat [sic] and her daughters (Anna Margaretha, age 16½; Katharina, age 8; Elisabetha, age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother and daughter Katharina died en route.

Daughter Anna Margaretha Batt is believed to have married Johann Kessel with whom the Batts had arrived in Oranienbaum and with whom they had been traveling from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johannes Kessel and his [new] wife Margaretha (age 16) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 10 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.

Daughter Elisabeth Batt is believed to be recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 9 [under the surname of Miemer] along with Heinrich Jung and his wife Eva. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Batt and Jung families. The 1767 census also does not record in which colony this Heinrich Jung family eventually settled.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anna Batt came from the German region of Darmstadt.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Batt family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 207.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5340.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2993-2996.

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