Johann Gottlieb Schertz, a single butcher (Fleischer), settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32.
Widower Gottlieb Schertz, his daughter, and her family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schaffhausen in Household No. Sh29.
The 1767 census records that Johann Gottlieb Schertz came from the German village of Leppin.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Sh29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 137.