Gottfried Maaser, son of Johann Nicolaus Maser & Anna Maria Trinkaus, was born on 23 November 1742 in Lengfeld, today part of the village of Otzberg, east of Darmstadt. He married Anna Eva Lutz who had also been born in Lengfeld on 20 January 1742.
They immigrated to Russia arriving from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.
Gottfried Maser, a farmer, his wife Eva, and son Konrad (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kukkus in Household No. 24. They had arrived in Kukkus on 26 June 1767.
Gottfried Maser and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Kukkus in Household No. Kk40.
The death of Gottfried Maser in 1821 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kukkus in Household No. 64.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Maser came from the German village of Lengfeld in the Kurpfalz region.
- 1834 Kukkus Census (Household No. 64).
- 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): Kk40.
- Parish records for Lengfeld (LDS Film No. 1340331).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 467.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): Document No. 3384.