Johann Friedrich Berger, his wife Louissa Hentriegetta [sic], and [step-]son Ferdinand [Götz] (age 8) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the father Johann Friedrich Berger died in route.
Widow Louisa Berger remarried to Christian Hanke.
Wilhelm Ferdinand Götz (age 9) is recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 14 along with his stepfather Christian Hanke.
The 1767 census does not record from where Wilhelm Ferdinand Götz came.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Götz family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 315.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5130-5132.