Gottfried Holtner [sic], a baker (Bäcker), and his wife Anna Maria Bach are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 79. They had settled there on 27 August 1766.
In 1778, widower Gottfried Holter [sic] moved from Katharinenstadt to Orlovskaya.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Holtner [sic] came from the German region of Magdeburg.
- 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): Mv1169.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 293.