Heinrich Degott, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Anna Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Degott on 18 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5.
It is after Heinrich Degott that the colony took its name.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Degott came from the German village of Frankenthal in the Mannheim region.
There are no known surviving male descendants of this Degott family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 264.