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Johann [Nikolaus] Trumheller, a farmer, and his brother Johann [Valentin] (age 19) arrived from Reval at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

Nikolaus Trumheller married a widow named Anna Margaretha who had two children: Johann Adam & Maria Katharina [surname Räder]. They are recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck in Household No. 28.

Widower Valentin Trumheller, his daughter Anna Katharina (age 4), and stepdaughter Katharina Margaretha (age 10) [surname not recorded] are recorded on the 1775 census of Schilling in Household No. 18.

Valentin Trumheller and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schilling in Household No. Sg019 along with a note that he is working as a shepherd in the colony of Anton.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that the Trumheller brothers came from the German region of Ansbach.

Some early translations of this surname recorded it as Drumheller.


- 1775 Beideck Census (Household No. 28).
- 1775 Schilling Census (Household No. 18).
- 1834 Schilling Census (Households No. 126, 146).
- 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): Sg019.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #527.

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