Joh. Christoph Stoppel, a blacksmith (Schmidt [sic]), son of Michael Stoppel from Elm in the district of Brandenstein, & Anna Katharina Eyring, daughter of the deceased (unnamed) Eyring from Seltersbach, were married on 22 July 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Schlitz.
Christoph Stoppel, a blacksmith (Schmied), and his wife Anna arrived at the port of Oranienbaum from Lübeck on 15 September 1766 aboard the a ship with Skipper Franz Nicolaus Schroeder at the helm.
Christoph Stoppel and his wife Anna are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 12.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Stoppel came from the German village of Mitnachbars zu Elm.
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