Andreas Christiansen and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Catharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 12 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Christiansen was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a tailor (Schneider).
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Christiansen came from the German region of Holstein (which at the time was part of Denmark). The 1767 census records that Andreas Christian came from Copenhagen in Denmark.
This surname appears to have changed from Christiansen to Christian while in Russia.
- 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): Dn41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 301.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #310.