Christoph Liphardt and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Johann Skott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767 and are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 190.
Christoph Liphardt, his wife Gertrude, and children (Johann Wilhelm, age 14; Gertrude, age 8; Johann Jakob, age 4; Anna Margaretha, age 3; Anna Katharina, age ¼) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 39.
In 1790, Wilhelm Liphardt moved from Norka to Walter.
The Oranienbaum census records that Christoph Liphardt was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker). Both documents record that Christoph Liphardt came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 39).
- 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): Nr040, Wt040, Mv1942.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 280.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3694.