Rudolph Ritter and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dehler on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.
The Oranienabaum passenger list records that Rudolph Ritter was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a tile maker (Fleisenleger).
The 1767 census records that Rudolph Ritter is from the German village of Unteralba in the Fulda area.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 268.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3354.