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Rheinbischofsheim, Rheinau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Hans (Johann) Georg Batt, his wife Barbara, and his children Hans, David, Michael, and Christina, are reported in the Kulberg book as arriving in Russia on 22 July 1766.  The family is part of a group of 12 families all of whom initially settled in Dietel.  In the Kulberg book, they are described as being from “Hanau”.   In the Dietel First Settlers List, they are described as being from various towns in “Darmstadt”.   These families all came from the area formerly known as “Hanauerland”.   "Hanauerland" or "Hanau-Lichtenberg" is an area (now in Baden) that was controlled by the Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate when the immigrants departed for Russia in 1766.  

According to the church records of Rheinbischofsheim, Hans (Johann) George Bath was born on 25 Feb 1714, the son of Hans Georg Bath and his wife Eva Maria.   Johann Georg Batt married Elisabeth Walter.  All three of the children who survived to settle in Dietel were children of this marriage:  Christina Bath, born 23 Nov 1754, David Bath, born 21 Jun 1756, and Johann Michael Bath, born 3 Oct 1758.   Elisabeth Walter died, and Johann Georg married Barbara (last name unknown). 

Johann Michael relocated to Frank before the 1798 census.  


- Parish Records of Rheinbischofsheim (available on the web site of the church)

- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 170.

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): p. 283.

- 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): Volume 1, p. 410

Maggie Hein