Johann Christoffel Brüning, son of Wilhelm and Anna Margaretha Brüning, was born 18 November and baptized 20 November 1737 in Langendiebach. He married Angelica (last name unknown) on 24 March 1762 in Langendiebach. The couple had two children, both born in Langendiebach: Jost Heinrich, born 2 January, baptized 5 January 1763; and Johann Wilhelm, born 25 November, baptized 28 November 1764.
The family arrived in Russia on 8 August 1766, along with a number of other setllers from Langendiebach. They settled in Kutter, where they are reported as Family #1 in the First Settler's List.
- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 104
- Parish records of Langendiebach, HanauLand, Archive of the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck in Kassel, on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 211
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 475