Nikolaus Rupp, his wife Anna Margaretha, and their daughter Anna Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship with skipper Johann Grapp at the helm.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Rothammel on 21 August 1767. By the time of the 1767 census, Nikolaus has remarried to Anna Margaretha, the widow of Johannes Hermann, and they are recorded in Household No. 23 along with Johannes Hermann's son Johannes (age 16).
The baptism of daughter Anna Margaretha Rupp is recorded in the parish register of the German village of Hofheim.
- 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): Rt24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 85.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5868.
Baptismal record of Anna Margaretha Rupp in Hofheim.
Source: Maggie Hein.