Christian Steinert and his family immigrated to Denmark (today Schleswig-Holstein) where they settled in 1761.
They deserted the colony there on 27 April 1765, and joined the migration to Russia. They settled on 27 April 1766 in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka and recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 2.
The 1767 census records that Christian Steinert came from the German village of Sulzfeld (erroneously recorded as Kulzfeld on some translations of the 1767 census).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1643.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Sv02.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 245.
Christian Steinert recorded on a marker in Schleswig commemorating the Volga Germans who had settled there before immigrating to Russia.
Source: Jorgelina Fischer.