Christoph Heckster, a farmer, and his wife Dorothea settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 27 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Heckster came from the German village of Klinstadt [?] in the Holstein region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 305.