Christina and her family were among the first settlers of Grimm in 1767, as they appear in the first Grimm census. Despite this, she and her family do not appear in the Kulberg List of German immigrants to Russia,
nor do they appear in the Transportation List that documents the travelers from Saint Petersburg to the Volga region of Russia.
Head of the Household August Hartmann/Erdmann Rusch, age 70, Lutheran farmer from Pommern
Spouse Katharina Engel, age 40
Child #1 Ernst Christian, age 26 [sic]
Child #2 August Hartmann, age 12 years 6 months
Child #3 Christina, age 8
Her oldest brother, Ernst Christian, was born in Wulkenzin.
I have entered that as her birth place in the vital stats area above, since that is more localized than Pommern. It is a good starting point when looking for a record of her birth or baptism.
Christina does not appear with her family in the 1775 Grimm census.
She would have been about 16 or 17 that year and was probably married and living with another family.
Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg," Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Saratov State Technical University; Published in Saratov, Russia 2010.
↑Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga 1766-1767. Translated and edited by Brent Alan Mai; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1998.
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 76, family #24. August Hartmann Rusch, 70, Lutheran farmer from Pommern, wife: Katharina Engel, 40; son: Ernst Christian, 26 [probably son from first wife]; son: August Hartmann, 12 years 6 month; daughter: Christina, 8.
Evangelische Kirche Alt Rehse, AG. Penzlin. Ancestry.com. Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. See: https://tinyurl.com/yamyr6wh.
↑The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #107 in the 1775 census, August Ertman [?] Rusch, age 87; wife Christina Engel, age 68; Ernst Christian, age 26; and August Georg, age 20.