Where in Russia did your Kirsch's come from??? Were they Lutheran???
I ask this as I have Kirsch, Riester, Neubauer and Heinrich's in at least one German Russian village I have worked on. I have worked on 10 German Russian villages from 1833-1885 and I am working on 3 more so far I am done from 1833-1860. What I have done is wrote down all the birth/baptisms and death records for the villages I worked on.
I might be able to help!!! Do you have any birth dates gettting back into the filmed years of 1833-1885??? This would really help.