Christoph Gottlieb Walbe, a Prussian Lieutenant, and his wife Theresa settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 117.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Gottlieb Walbe came from the German region of Böhmen (Bohemia).
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 301.