Johann Georg Ruppel, son of Heinrich and Anna Catharina Ruppel, was born 12 November 1744 and baptized 15 November 1744 in Neuenhaßlau. Anna Elisabetha Scheibelein, daughter of Gottfried and Anna Elisabetha Scheibelein, was born 2 February 1739 and baptized 8 February 1739 in Niedermittlau. Johann Georg and Anna Elisabetha married 4 April 1766 in Büdingen.
Along with Anna Elisabeth's sister Catharina, they arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum, Russia, on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767, and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 87.
Georg Ruppel and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 201.
They are still living in Norka at the time of the 1798 Census in Household No. Nr211.
[There is a Johann Heinrich Rupp recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr006. The 1811 Norka census records him as Johann Heinrich Kleiber.]
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 201).
- 1811 Norka Census (Household No. 1811Nr212).
- 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): Nr006, Nr211, Nr225.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): 60.
- Parish records of Neuenhasslau.
- Parish records of Niedermittlau.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 252.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4907.