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Johann Peter Trünckler [sic] & Anna Margaretha Krähmer were married on 13 June 1766 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lübeck.

Peter Trumpler and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier. [Anna Margaretha Krämer is believed to be the daughter of Heinich Krämer with whom they arrived in Oranienbaum.]

They are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov with a note that Anna died in route.

Widower Peter Trümpler [sic] is recorded on the 1767 census of Susannental in Household No. 35 along with orphan Georg Philipp Krämer (age 15) [believed to be the brother of his late wife]. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Trumpler was a tailor while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Peter Trumpler came from the German region of Hohensalza [today in Poland].

There are no known surviving male lines of this Trumpler family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #4392-4395.
- 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): #80.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 266.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4558.

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