Peter Würtz, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Schuck on 18 June 1766. He and his family are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
In 1797, Peter Würtz moved from Schuck to Volmer.
The 1767 census records that Peter Würtz came from the German village of Brühl in the region of Speyer.
- 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): Su04, Vm39, Mv2650.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 112.