Peter Dotz, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Enders on 27 July 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24 along with his wife Stalina [?] and orphan Jakob Brotzmann (age 5), the son of Stanislaus Brotzmann. Jakob appears to have taken the surname of Dotz as recorded on documents forllowing the 1767 census of Enders.
Jakob Dotz and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Enders in Household No. En22.
Jakob Dotz and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Enders in Household No. 31 along with a note that Jakob [surname not recorded], the illegitimate son of the unnamed stepdaughter of Jakob Dotz, was living in Katharinenstadt.
The death of Jakob Dotz in 1828 is recorded on the 1834 census of Enders in Household No. 32.
The 1767 census records that Peter Dotz came from the Swedish city of Stockholm and that Stalina came from the French village of Lissenburg [?].
The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Dotz and the Brotzmann families. There may be a connection between this Dotz family and the one in the colony of Schwed.
- 1811 Enders Census (Household No. 31).
- 1834 Enders Census (Household No. 32).
- 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): En22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 388.