Andreas Rüder, a farmer, his wife Appolonia, and children (Anna Maria, age 10; Hans Georg, age 8) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard (No. 31) along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Wittmann in 1768.
The 1798 census of Wittmann (Household No. Wm46) records that Magdalena Rüder and her family are working in Biberstein.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Rüder came from the German village of Henhoffen [Hemhofen?].
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Wm31, Wm34, Wm46.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 201.