Johann Georg Ruppel, a farmer, his wife [Maria] Elisabeth, and wife's sister Katharina [surname not recorded] (age 36) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 29 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 52.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that [Johann] Georg Ruppel came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kt61.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 489.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4907.