Ruhl (Yagodnaya Polyana-1)
Johann Peter Ruhl, his wife Maria, and children (Simon, age 3; Eva, age ¼) and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 53 along with orphan, Johann Adam Müller (age 16), the son of Johann Müller.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Adam Müller was the servant of Johann Peter Ruhl.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Ruhl was a carpenter from Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from Nidda.
- 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): Yp15.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6366.