Christoph Karl, a farmer, and his wife Jakobina settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 August 1765 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Karl came from the German region of Löwenstein.
- 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): Bz012, Bz042.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 74.