Christian Russ, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Maria, and son Johann Martin (age 17) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 60 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Meinhard in 1768.
Son [Johann] Martin Russ from Meinhard is recorded on the 1798 census of Kind in Household No. Kd01.
The 1767 census records that Christan Russ came from the German village of Westerburg.
- 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): Kd01.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 173.