Christoph Brunner, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 12 April 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25 as a widower with a son, Karl Ludwig (age 1-1/2).
The 1767 census records that Christoph Brunner came from the German region of Darmstadt.
This surname is erroneously recorded as Grunner in some sources.
- 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): Gk30, Gk35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 25