Spelling Variations: 
Trippel (Norka)
Tripper (Norka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

This surname has been attributed with various spellings by different translators including Trippel, Tripper, and Trüber.

Martin Trüber, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Nikolaus, age 17; Anna, age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs.

Orphans Nikolaus Trüber (age 20) and his sister Elisabeth (age 14) settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with the Konrad Müller family. Their relationship to Konrad Müller is not recorded on the 1767 census.

Orphan Nikolaus Trüber (age 25) is recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 2 along with the Adrian Hardt family. The 1775 census does not record a relationship between the Trüber and Hardt families.

The widow of Nikolaus Trüber and their children are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr098.

The 1811 census of Norka records that Konrad Trüber moved to the colony of Orlovskaya.

The 1767 census does not record from where these Trippel children came.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 2).
- 1834 Norka Census (Households No. 57, 122).
- 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): Nr098.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 227.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2875.

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Volga Colonies