Christian Seifert, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Sophia, age 4; Johann Friedrich, age 1) settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 June 1764. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.
In 1788, Philipp Seifert moved from Dobrinka to Schwab.
The 1767 census records that Christian Seifert came from the village of Horbert in the region of Bistum Brüssel.
- 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): Db36, Sb24, Mv0446.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 316.