Georg Ruppelt and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Frei Gebruder under the command of Skipper Ninzberger.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 51.
In 1788, Johannes Ruppelt moved from Hölzel to Dehler. In 1788, Johann Georg Ruppelt moved from Hölzel to Seelmann.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Ruppelt was a baker while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.
The 1767 census records that Georg Ruppelt came from the German village of Dreuschendorf in the Bamberg region.
- 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): Dl27, Hz02, Hz03, Hz04, Hz28, Mv0928.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 121.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5775.