Christian Ruth, son of Conrad Ruth, and Anna Barbara Adler, daughter of Johannes Adler, were married on 22 November 1758 in Rückingen, northeast of Hanau. They had three children baptized in Rückingen: (1) Anna Margaretha on 26 January 1760; (2) Johann Jacob on 21 October 1761; and (3) Johann Michael on 21 December 1763.
The Ruth family immigrated to Russia, arriving at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 [the name is misspelled “Roth” in the Kulberg book] from Lübeck aboard the Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
The family arrived in the Volga German colony of Kolb on 13 May 1767. Christian Ruth had died by the time of the 1767 Census of Kolb, and his widow had remarried widower Albrecht Yuckert [misspelled as Eckart in the Plehve record of the 1767 Census]. They are recorded in Household No. 15.
Son Michael Ruth is recorded in Kolb on the 1798 Census in Household No. Ko24.
- 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): Ko24.
- Parish records of Rückingen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 389.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 88.