Samuel Gottlieb Rudelius, a single pastor, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Walter and his sons are recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Wt105.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Samuel Gottlieb Rudelius came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Wt105.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1905.