A total of seven families with the surname Götz are reported on the Yagodnaya Polyana First Settler’s list. Five of those families (First Settlers List #69, #70, #71, #72, and #73) have been documented to be from Eichelsdorf.
Johannes Götz (son of Conrad Götz) and Anna Maria Götz (daughter of Johannes Götz) married in Eichelsdorf on 4 Nov 1755. They arrived in Russia on 14 Sep 1766 with two children: Johann Peter, baptized 24 Jul 1759, and Anna Maria, baptized 28 Dec 1763, and Johannes’ father Johann Conrad. The family is reported on the Yagodnaya Polyana First Settler’s List as Family #69.
Johannes Götz (son of Hanß Heinrich Götz) and Anna Maria Dietz (daughter of Johannes Dietz) married in Eichelsdorf on 20 Oct 1737. They had six children according to the Eichelsdorf marriage records, born on the following dates: Johann Heinrich, 11 Dec 1738; Johann Nicolaus, 10 Aug 1741; Johann Adam, 18 Oct 1744; Anna Elisabetha, 29 Jan 1747; Johann Andreas, 9 Oct 1749; Anna Maria, 25 Dec 1752. They arrived in Russia on 14 Sep 1766. Anna Maria is reported on the Yagodnaya Polyana first settler’s list in Family #71 along with her three youngest children. Johann Nicolaus married in Büdingen on 3 Jul 1766 to Anna Maria Koch from Fauerbach, and that couple is reported in Family #70. Johann Heinrich is reported in Family #72 with his wife Elisabeth.
Johannes Götz, son of Conrad and Anna Margaretha Götz, was baptized in Eichelsdorf on 8 Apr 1737. He married Anna Catharina Langlitz, the daughter of Christian Langlitz from Oberseemen, on 8 Dec 1761. They arrived in Russia on 14 Sep 1766 with one child: Anna Barbara, baptized 8 Dec 1761. The family is reported on the Yagodnaya Polyana First Settler’s List as Family #73.
Another Götz family, the Johann Conrad Götz family, came from Ober-Ostern.
- Eichelsdorfer Auswanderer an der Wolga (in German)
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): 101.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 408-409
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 191-192