A24-41 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.
B-303 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.
Christoph was an Evangelical Lutheran, a farmer from Spöck, Staffort, Karlsruhe, Baden-Durlach. He was 49 years old in August of 1761, making his birth year 1712. He married his wife, Margaretha, in 1732.
Marriage Record 
According to the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University, the couple had nine children, all baptized in Blankenloch Lutheran Church.
During the mid 1700s, the southern tier of Germany had been hit hard with wars and famines, and many residents were poor farmers who could barely take care of their family's needs. In 1759, the Danish government offered these disadvantaged Germans a chance for a new life in Denmark, helping to farm what was currently unfarmable marshland. Those who chose to immigrate would be given an opportunity for a brighter future via homesteaded land or through a land lottery.
Before 1761, son Johann Georg married Magdalena, born 1731, and they brought along their maid Barbara Huber. Also, son Johann Christoph married Christina, born 1743.
Christoph and his family arrived in the City of Schleswig on 04 July 1761. They brought with them four grown children in addition to two children under the age of 18 years. (One son, Johann Adam, was listed twice, once in his father's family and once separately. Christoph's children included:
He and his wife took their oaths of allegiance to Denmark on 24 July 1761, and they were considered reserve colonists.  As of 17 May 1763, the family lived at Number 1 Gott Behuet in Colony G9 Christiansholm, in the district of Gottorf.
The marshlands were very inhospitable to all farmers. Although Germans were known for being hardworking and good farmers with typical farm land, it was far more difficult to convert these former wetlands to arable farmland. Most of the German immigrants barely reaped enough to feed their families, let alone to provide food for others in Denmark.
Around that same time, Catherine the Great invited Germans to immigrate to Russia. Discouraged by their experience in Denmark, Christoph and his family decided the opportunity to immigrate to Russia was one they could not refuse. He and his family left Denmark on 01 May 1765.
While Danish records imply that he was headed to Grimm, Russia, he is not recorded in the 1775 census. It is possible that he did not survive the journey to Russia, or that he died at some time prior to the 1775 census.
Son Johann Adam married either in Denmark or Russia and had at least two children. He died prior to 1788. That year, records show his widow married Just Jung and moved to the colony of Schwab along with two children.
The two sons who did make it to Grimm and were included in the 1775 census are Adam and Georg.  This leaves only Johann Jakob Martin and Johann Friedrich unaccounted for.
Johann Martin Eberhard may have been the Martin Eberhard who immigrated to Norka but soon perished, leaving his daughter Magdalena an orphan. No wife/mother was mentioned. 
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