The parish register of Mettenheim records that Johann Christoph Fischer, son of Julius Heinrich Fischer, married a Bender woman. It further records that he has lived in Astracan [the region in which the Volga German colonies were located at the time] since 1765-1766 and that he is residing in the Volga German colony of Bauer.
Christoph Fischer settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 1 March 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 50 along with the Reichel family with whom he was traveling to the Volga region. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Reichel and Fischer families.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Meißenheim [sic] in Württemberg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Br19.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) : Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1238.
- Parish register of Mettenheim (LDS Film No. 1442055).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 1999): 129.