Mathias Schütz, a mason, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 99 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Nieder-Monjou in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Mathias Schütz came from the German region of Brandenburg.
- 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): Ka068, Nm25.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 297.