Johann Gottfried Schulz settled in the Volga German colony of Schulz on 8 September 1766. He and his wife Maria Elisabeth are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
The 1767 census records that Johann Gottfried Schulz came from the German village of Insterburg in the region of Prussia.
- 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): Sz23.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 121.