Widower Lorenz Herzog, a coppersmith (Kupferschmied), settled in the Volga German colony of Degott on 18 July 1766. He is recorded on the 1767 census of Degott in Household No. 10 along with a note that he is living in Saratov in the household of Director de Boffe.
The 1767 census records that Lorenz Herzog came from the German region of Hamburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Herzog family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 265.