Johann Götz (age 19) and his sister, Margaretha (age 13), are recorded on an appendix to the 1775 census of the Volga German colony of Schilling in Household No. 8. Notes accompanying the 1775 census record that Götz has no legs and has been assigned to day-labor with his hands; he is a good worker. The house belongs to his sister who earns a living in the colony. They currently (1775) reside in the colony of Beideck, but upon his return he can continue to remain as head of the household and not be considered handicapped.
- 1775 Schilling Census Appendix (No. 8).