Johannes Trutschel, a farmer, and his wife Barbara arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 26 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 84.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Trutschel came from the German village of Grossenlüder in the Fulda 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): Bn27.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 232.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3083.