Georg Götz, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Maria Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Herzog on 14 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.
The 1767 census records that Georg Götz came from the German village of Kronach in the Bamberg region.
[Igor Plehve's translation of the 1767 census records this surname as Welscherketz.]
- 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): Hr08, Hr25.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 89.