Johann Christoph Stier, a miller (Müller), and his wife Margaretha Barbara are recorded on the 1767 census of Jost in Household No. 72. They had settled there on 19 August 1767.
Christoph Stier and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Jost in Household No. Jo33.
Johann Gottlieb Stier, son of Christoph Stier, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Jost in Household No. 8. Another son, Johann Rudolph, and his family are recorded there in Household No. 9.
The 1767 census records that Johann Christoph Stier came from the German region of Brandenburg.
- 1834 Jost Census (Households No. 8, 9).
- 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): Jo31.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 211.