Johann [Georg] Lotz, his wife Anna, and their daughter Anna (½ year old) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Johann Georg Lotz and his wife are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau (No. 25).
In 1798, Karl Lotz and his family moved from Näb to Meinhard.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Lotz was a miner from Hessen. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German village of Nannhausen in the Hessen region.
- 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): Mn38, Nb25, Mv1855.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 268.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5437.