Christoph Strack, a potter (Töpfer), his wife Anna, and son Heinrich (age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Jung Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
Christoph, his new wife Katharina, and newborn daughter (Katharina, age 6-months) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census in a list those recruited by Beauregard (No. 100). They are recorded on the 1798 census in Zürich in Household No. Zr31.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Strack came from the German village of An der Haar.
- 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): Zr31.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 369.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7221.