Johann Heinrich Göthmann was born 20 April 1740 in Unter-Ostern, Reichelsheim, Hessen, Germany. He was the son of Johann Peter Göthmann and Elisabeth Margaretha Hoffmeister. The Gettman family is originally from Neider-Kinzig and has been researched back to the 1600s.
Heinrich Göthmann arrived in Frank on 1 September 1767 as a single man. His parents are believed to have died en route to Russia. Heinrich is recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household #98 living with Johannes Schäfer and his wife.
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 435.
Pleve, Igor. Gettman Family Chart.
Reichelsheim Parish Records (LDS Film #1195016)