An appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou (No. 125) records that Christian Elscheidt, a single cobbler (Schuhmacher), settled in the Volga German colony of Zürich in 1768.
The 1798 census records that he had moved to the Caucasus before 1788, but by 1798 had returned to Zürich where he is recorded in Household No. Zr49.
The 1767 census records that Christian Elscheidt came from the German village of Heina.
- 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): Zr49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 225.