Christian Brenner, a single blacksmith (Schmied), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Houseohld No. 76.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Brenner came from the region of Riga. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Wolmar in Livland (today Estonia).