Johann Geoge Götz (settler in Hussenbach) and Johann Conrad Götz (settler in Yagodnaya Polyana) were brothers.
Johann Conrad Götz was born 19 May 1729 in Ober-Ostern. Dorothea Frank was born 1 Aug 1726 in Laudenau. The couple married on 20 Mar 1752 in Reichelsheim. The births of seven children were recorded in the Reichelshiem parish records: Anna Margaretha, born 2 Jan 1752 (died 31 Mar 1752); Johann Georg, born 9 Aug 1753; Elisabetha Catharina, born 24 Jun 1755; Anna Elisabetha, born 10 Jan 1758 (died 1758); and twin Anna Katharina, born 10 Jan 1758; Johann Leonhard, born 22 Jul 1759; and Elisabetha Catharina, born 18 Mar 1762.
Johann Conrad Götz died on 5 Dec 1763. Dorothea and her children departed for Russia in 1766. Dorothea with three children arrived in Russia on 15 Sep 1766. By the time of their arrival in Yagodnaya Polyana, two Götz children, Katharina and Margaretha Elisabeth, are reported as orphans in the household of Johannes Lautenschlager in First Settler's List family #63.
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.
- Familienbuch Reichelsheim, 1643-1875, Volume 1, by Heiner Wolf
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 386
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 189