Ludwig Rübling, a farmer, and his wife Gertrude arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767. Ludwig is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8 along with his new wife Anna and her son Johann [surname not recorded] (age 8).
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Ludwig Rübling came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Oeslau.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1340.