Johann Schotter, a farmer, and his wife Anna are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 23 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Wittmann in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Johann Schotter came from the German village of Wiesensteig.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 267.