Christoph Brunner, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 12 April 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25 as a widower with a son, Karl Ludwig (age 1½).
Christoph Brunner and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Galka in Household No. Gk20.
Karl Ludwig Brunner and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Galka in Household No. Gk55.
The death of Karl Ludwig Brunner in 1824 is recorded on the 1834 census of Galka in Household No. 59 along with a note that his son Georg Konrad moved to the colony of Dobrinka in 1834.
Johann [sic] Konrad Brunner from Galka and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Dobrinka in Household No. 154.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Brunner came from the German region of Darmstadt.
This surname is erroneously recorded as Grunner in some sources.
- 1834 Dobrinka Census (Household No. 154).
- 1834 Galka Census (Households No. 32, 39, 59, 60, 89, 117, 144, 153, 171,173).
- 1850 Dobrinka Census (Household No. 194).
- 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): Gk30, Gk35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 25