Gottfried Witzenhausen, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aoard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 13 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11 along with his new wife Maria Dorothea.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Witzenhausen came from the German village of Brunstadt in the region of Mülhausen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 207.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4150.