Laurentz Bätz, linen weaver, widowed, from Himbach, and Catharina, daughter of Johannes Tugend, were married in Eckartshausen on 25 Jan 1719. Their son Johannes Bätz was baptized in Eckartshausen on 14 Sep 1721. Johannes married Johanna Maria Bauer from Dudenrod on 6 Mar 1754. Johannes and Johanna Maria arrived in Russia on 4 Jul 1766 with two children, both born in Bergheim (now Langen-Bergheim) and baptized in Eckartshausen: Johannes, born 28 May 1755; and Margaretha, born 29 Aug 1759. The family settled in Messer and is reported there in Family #81.
- Parish records of Eckartshausen (which includes Langenbergheim, Wiedesmus, Ronneburg, and Himbach), Family Search Films #1201827 and #1201828
- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 100
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 133
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2005): p. 150