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Martin Ruffling and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Martin Rüffling and his wife Anna Charlotta are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Martin Riffling, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 65.

In 1786, Martin Riffling and his family moved from Nieder-Monjou to Fischer.

Martin Riffling from Nieder-Monjou and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Fischer in Household No. Fs10.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Ruffling came from the German region of Schwaben (Swabia). The 1767 census records that Martin Riffling came from the German village of Riesa.


- 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): Fs10, Mv1897.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 364.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4563.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4907-4908.

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