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Wolf, Büdingen, Hessen, Germany

Martin Trüber married Anna Elisabetha Becker, daughter of Hartmann Becker on 11 July 1747 in Wolf. The marriage record states that Martin is from nearby Dudenrod. Martin and Anna Elisabeth had two children that were baptized in Wolf: Nicolaus in 1749, and Anna Elisabetha in May 1754. Martin's wife, Anna Elisabetha, died on 22 May 1760.

Martin married again to Anna Elisabeth Krieger on 22 Dec 1761. Martin and Anna Elisabeth had two children: Johann Ernst, baptized on 21 Nov 1762; and Johannes, baptized on 5 Aug 1764. These two sons apparently died before Martin and Anna Elisabeth departed as Russian colonists in 1766.

Martin, his second wife Anna Elisabeth, and the two children from his first marriage (Nicolaus and Anna Elisabetha) sailed from Lübeck and arrived in Oranienbaum, Russia (now Lomonosov) on 19 July 1766 aboard the sailing ship Kronstadt, commanded by Lt. Samuel Gibbs.

Martin is a cousin of Anna Catharina Trüber from Wolf. She married Traugott Schwartz. This couple was among the first settlers in Norka in 1767.

Martin and his wife, Anna Elisabeth, died on the journey to the Volga settlement area. The two children, Nicolaus and Anna Elisabetha, are listed as orphans in the 1767 census of Norka. They were living in the household of Conrad Müller (numbers 1 and 1a) who was the Vorsteher (leader of the colony). The fate of Martin and Anna Elisabeth's daughter, Anna Elisabetha, is unknown.

Nicolaus married Anna Elisabeth Betz about 1783 and they had three sons who continued the Trüber line. After the death of Nicolaus, Anna Elisabeth Betz married Conrad Mohr about 1790. They had at least three children. 


Parish records of Wolf, Büdingen, Germany. Family History Library film 1201845 Items 3-6.

Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Second edition). Moscow: 2019, p 32.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3. Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005, p. 227.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg. Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010, p. 195.

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