An article by Wilhelm Funk records the following going to Russia:
Joh. Christian Bräutigam, a hat maker (Hutmacher), son of the deceased Joh. Gottfried Bräutigam, a tanner (Lohgerber) in Schmella [Schmölln] near Altenburg in Saxony, & Susanna Cathar. Maurer, daughter of the deceased Joh. Gg. Maurer [sic], a coppersmith (Rothschmied) in Nürnberg, both Lutheran, were married 6 June 1766 in the Lutheran Church in Wöhrd.
Johann Christian Brautigam, a milliner (Hutmacher), and his wife Susanna Maurer settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 137.
In 1778, Christian Brautigam and his family moved from Katharinenstadt to Moscow.
The 1767 census records that Johann Christian Brautigam came from the German village of Schmale in the region of Sachsen (Saxony). His wife Susanna Maurer is recorded as coming from the German town of Nürnberg.
There are no known surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Funk, Wilhelm. "Deutsche a Is russische Colonisten: ausgezogen aus dem Wöhrder Traubuch 1766/67." Blätter für fränkische Familienkunde, 1:3 (1926): 101-107.
- 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): Mv1171.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #824.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 305.