Johann Christoph Reinwald, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Maria Dorothea settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 14 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23. It is probably him after whom the colony took its German name.
The 1767 census records that Johann Christoph Reinwald came from the German village of Miesenheim in the Kurpfalz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 35.