I don't know anything for sure, but I bet there is a connection.I know I've seen a Joseph Christ somewhere before.I tend to jot things down on the names I'm researching so I'll have to go back through some old notes.I've got over 25 years worth so it may take a bit.
But this is what I have on my line;
Johan Christ b May 12, 1822 in Basel Switz. D April 13, 1905 in Benton Twp IAclose to Burlinton. m Catherine b 1827, Switz d 1881 Benton twp, IA CHILDREN; Elizabeth b ? Mary b 1853 Catherine (Lena) b March 4, 1857 on ship board. John b 1858 Louis b 1865 Anna b 1868
do you live near Burlington?My cousin Susy is descended from the Christ and has some information.She works at the Burlington public library.I haven't been able to get back to see her to see what she has.