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Ruppel (Unknown)*

Johann Caspar Rüppel [sic] from Wallernhausen married on 26 June 1766 in Büdingen to Anna Elisabeth Appel, daughter of the deceased Heinrich Appel from Unter-Lais [see Appel Family in Yagodnaya Polyana]. Anna Elisabeth had been baptized in August 1730 in Unter-Lais.

Johann Kaspar Ruppel, a farmer from Darmstadt, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

Hornbach, Kr. Main-Kinzig, Hessen

Historically, Hornbach was located in the district of Gelnhausen. Today, it is administratively part of the municipality of Freigericht in the district of Main-Kinzig.

Vernon Parish, Louisiana

Volga German families settled in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.

Schutterzell, Kr. Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg (Post-1941)

Volga German families settled in the village of Schutterzell following the 1990 collapse of the Soviet Union.

Today, Schutterzell is administratively part of the municipality of Neuried.