Ludwig Montz, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.
The 1798 census of Beauregard records in Household No. Bo42 that Johann Heinrich Montz and his siblings are working in the colony of Katharinenstadt.
The 1834 census of Katharinenstadt records in Household No. 72 that Johann Christian Montz and his siblings moved from Beauregard to Katharinenstadt in 1834.
The 1767 census records that Ludwig Montz came from the German region of Holstein.
- 1834 Katharinenstadt Census (Household No. 72).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bo42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 191.