Spelling Variations: 
Trippel (Norka)
Tripper (Norka)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

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

Martin Trüber from Dudenrod married on 11 July 1747 in Wolf to Anna Elisabetha Becker, daughter of Hartmann Becker.

The baptisms of two children born to Martin Trüber & Anna Elisabeth Becker are recorded in the parish register of Wolf: (1) Nicolaus in 1749; and (2) Anna Elisabetha in May 1754.

Anna Elisabetha Trüber née Becker died 22 May 1760. Martin remarried on 22 December 1761 to Anna Elisabeth Krieger

Martin Trüber & Anna Elisabeth Krieger had two children additional children: (1) Johann Ernst, baptized 21 November 1762; and (2) Johannes, baptized 5 August 1764.

Martin Trüber, a farmer, his wife Anna [née Krieger], 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. [Anna Katharina Trüber, a cousin of Martin Trüber, had married Johann Traugott Schwartz. They also immigrated to Russia, and are recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 161.]

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.

Konrad Trüber, son of Nikolaus Trüber, is recorded on the 1811 census of Norka in Household No. 98 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Orlovskaya [year not recorded].

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Trüber came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census does not record from where these Trippel children came.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 2).
- 1811 Norka Census (Household No. 98).
- 1834 Norka Census (Households No. 57, 122).
- Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Moscow: 2019): 32.
- 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.
- Parish register of Wolf (LDS Film #1201845).
- 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.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Roger Burbank

Maggie Hein

Wayne Bonner

Herb Femling

Joanne Krieger

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies