Nikolaus Götz was born about 1742. One source gives his last residence as Darmstadt, while another says he was from Frankfurt am Main. The reality is that he was probably from a smaller village outside of those major cities.
Her married Anna Maria 09 February 1758 in Pirmasens, near the border between Germany and France.
He and his wife Anna Maria are listed in the Kulberg Reports as immigrants to Russia. They departed from Luebeck and arrived in Russia on 14 September 1766, one of the last groups of Germans who were part of the original immigrant wave.
He and his wife eventually settled in Grimm and are listed in the first census in 1767.
Nikolaus Getz does not appear in the 1798 census, and neither do any of his family members. It may be the the family moved to a different village.
Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Nickolaus Goetz and Anna Maria Siegristen, 09 February 1758, Pirmasens, Pfalz, Bavaria. See: https://ancstry.me/2Dff7Sq.
↑ Ancestry.com. Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Anna Maria Sigristen and Nickolaus Götz, 09 February 1758, Pirmasens, Bayern, Deutschland.
"Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDJ2-1JJ : 10 February 2018), A. Maria Siegristin in entry for Catharina Elisabetha Goetz, 19 Nov 1758; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,510.
Ancestry.com. Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Johann Michael Götz born in Pirmasens, son of Johann Nicolaus and Anna Maria Götz. See :https://ancstry.me/2yJko0t.
Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg," Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Saratov State Technical University; Published in Saratov, Russia 2010; page 408, Nicolaus Goetz, Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt, document number 6475.
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 81, family #65.
↑The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #140 in the 1775 census.