Christoph Meier, a merchant, and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Jost in 1768.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Meier came from the German region of Nürnberg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Erlangen in the Bayreuth region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 337.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5617.