Christoph Stengel, a day laborer (Tagelöhner), his wife Elisabeth, and their children (Johann Hendrich, age 5; Elisabetha, age 2) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1761.
They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 26 April 1763. They joined the migration to Russia and are recorded on the 1775 census of Schilling in Household No. 14 as Christian [sic] Stengel.
The 1798 census of Schilling (Sg062) records that Heinrich Stengel is living as a shepherd in the colony of Anton.
The Eichhorns record that Christoph Stengel came from the German village of Goddelau, Oberamt Dornberg, in Hessen-Darmstadt.
- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 14).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1649.
- 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): Sg062.