Widower Johann Heinrich Lotz, a farmer, and his children (Johannes, age 17; Christina, age 15; Heinrich, age 11; Anna Maria, age 4) are recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 23 along with a note that they settled in the colony of Meinhard in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Lotz came from the German village of Stangendorf.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 166.