A very warm welcome to this forum - you have already contributed much, for my distant Trewheellar relatives here in NZ thought that the Russian lines became extinguished in the 1940's when all contact by letters were lost. 60 years of family history to catch up.
Was not able to get any genealogical result with a search on "Truveller"
I forgot to tell you about the fifth kid of Boris Vladimirovich Truveller. Aleksey 1916-1992 son Kirill 1942 and his son Aleksey 1963 whey are living in Moscow.
My grandfather Boris Truveller 1913-1984 was born in Omsk. Before the WW2 his family were living in Podolsk near Moscow . At the beginning of the WW2 they are evacuated to Izhevsk 1000 km. to the east from Moscow. His son and daughter and these families are still living there except me.
A lot of our family documents have been lost in evacuation that’s why we do not have any contacts with our relatives aboard. As I know my Gran-grandfather had trip around the world and in 1911 visited relatives in England.
To Cornish Terrier If you want, I can translate and explain some information from Russian.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2011 19:09:12 GMT -5 by kirill
Hi CT I don’t know anything about our relatives in the world. I will appreciate your help to find them. I didn’t know that Vladimir had brother, I know about his sister only Ekaterina or Katherine in EN. But how you get the copies of letters from Nicholas?
I want to tell you about our family at the beginning in Russia.
Richard Trewheller His son John Trewheller His son Richard Trewheller was born in 1785 in Penryn, Cornwall, England. His sons : William (Василий in Rus) , my GGG father, was born in 1808 in Chatham, England, died in Russia in 1859. John ( Иван in Rus) born in 1810 in Woolwich. He was mechanical- engineer. He lived in Tula , Russia. I don’t know anything about his lane. Richard - seaman. I know that hi had daughter Ekaterina and son Vladimir who died in 1904 in the war with Japan. All three brothers came to Russia in 1830- . In 1856 they accept Russian citizenship.
William ( Василий Иванович Трувеллер) – civil engineer build railway bridges in Russia. Hi came in Russia in 1833 with daughter Nadia, Her mother died in England. His second wife – Anna Woolf. Has died in sorts in 1835. Third wife – Maria Kozlyninova . They has 1 son Vladimir 1841-1909 Vladimir 1841-1909, his wife Amalia were from Finland. Buried in Moscow in 1908. They have 4 children: Boris 1872-1925. Buried in Vladivostok. Lidia – has no kids Uriy – died then hi was 18 years old Olga – has 2 daughters: Lely and Nadia. About Vladimir I told before.
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CT you made a mistake. Aleksey is my brother. His father also has name Kirill. Boris 1872-1925 Aleksey 1916-1992 Boris 1913-1984 Kirill 1942- Andrey 1938-, Natasha 1946- Aleksey 1963- Boris 1969- , Kirill 1973- ( I am), Olga 1983-
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Post by Cornish Terrier on Mar 4, 2009 22:30:52 GMT -5
Kirill - I will tell you here what information I received many years ago about the family in Russia.
Some of this came from a small book written by an uncle of my cousin about 1971.
I understand that he corresponded at some time with Anatole Trewheler.
Other information came from the copies of letters I have from Nicholas Trewheler.
These letters were written to Thurston Trewheellar in New Zealand in the 1930's and I got the copies from Thurston.
Thurston is descended from a brother (Thomas) of John Trewheller who went to Russia.
Thurston's father was called Joshua Thomas Samuel Trewheellar and was always known as FOMA and it seems that some of the early family may have kept some contact for a while.
However - here is the basic information I received and I will try and build further on the family from there.
(The very early part of this family in Cornwall I will explain later.)
Richard TREWHEELER was baptised at Kenwyn 18th October 1761 and was son of William TREWHEELA and Elizabeth (nee TREMELLEN)
Richard married Martha SNOW at St Gluvias IPenryn) 24th July 1784
Richard and Martha had four children that I have been able to find:-
1. JOHN (your ancestor) was baptised at St Gluvias 27th March 1786
2. Martha Tremeling Truewheler was baptised at St Gluvias 7th May 1787 She was buried at Stoke Damerel in Devon 2nd November 1791 age 4 years and 6 months
3. Ann was baptised at Stoke Damerel in Devon 31st January 1790
4. THOMAS - I have not found a baptism for him but it is known that he was a brother of John. He married Dinah Theresa GOODSON at Newington, St Mary, Surry 31st August 1822. They had four children- Richard Barnes, Dinah Theresa, Martha Ann and Thomas. Martha and Thomas went to New Zealand and you have many cousins there which include our friend NZJOHN1 from this forum.
I wll explain more on the New Zealand family a little later.
To continue with the information from Nicholas TREWHELER.
JOHN (bp. 1786)
I knew his wife was Ann but have not been able to find a marriage or any last name for her.
Except that some information I found on the Internet when searching TRUVELLER has given me a name.
That information says that the wife of John TRUVELLER was ANNA DOROTHEA HENRIETTE BERG.
I cannot verify this as no marriage has been found.
Q. - Do you have any knowledge of this?
Children of John and Ann:-
RICHARD - see below. (I have more details for him with evidence.)
JOHN COULTER TREWHEELLAR - was born in Woolwich, Kent, 23rd March 1813. He was baptised at St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich 23rd March 1813. (This information from the Parish Register that I saw when I was in the General Record Office in London in 1994)
Nicholas Trewheler said that John was born in Russia but this is not right unless there was another son named John who was born later.
John is supposed to have had no sons - at least none that survived to adulthood.
WILLIAM FREDERICK - I presume now that this is your ancestor?
Nicholas said that William never married. He also said in his letters that William was a Subaltern in the Lancers and that he was killed during a Polish rising which I think would have been before 1863.
** Your further information on this will be most welcome **
I also had information many years ago from Dr Hugh Torrens who was from a University in England and studied British artisans who went to Russia.
Dr Torrens said that William "left the Institut fur Wegeingenieure as an Engineer-Lieutenant in 1829 with his brother Richard".
ROBERT SNOW TREWHEELLAR - he apparently also had no sons and all I know about him is from Dr Torrens who suggest that Robert left the Institut fur Wegeingenieure in 1838 possibly as an Engineer-Lieutenant like his brothers.
MICHAEL - (you have corrected this but here is what I have been told). He is supposed to have entered the Public Works Department then married a Russian girl and had at least one son. Nicholas said that either Michael or his son moved to Omsk and Nicholas only remembered having seen two members of that family. He did not know if the family survived the Revolution.
CHARLES - this one is also mentioned by Nicholas Trewheler who said that Charles was born in Russia and had no sons.
TWO DAUGHTERS - Nicholas said there were two daughters born in Russia but he knew nothing of them.
That is all I know of this family except for RICHARD who I will discuss now.
RICHARD TREWHEELLAR - was born at Woolwich in Kent th November 1810. He was baptised at St Mary Magdalene, Woolwichon 14th July 1811. (Information found in the St Mary Magdalene Parish Registers when I visited the General Record Office in London in 1994.)
I have a copy of Richard's Death Certificate.
He died at Montreux, Switzerland 21st October 1872 at the age of 62. The informant for the Certificate was John BENNETT, British Chaplain. Rank or profession - late General in Russian Pioneer Guards.
From information I found on the Internet in the last two nights:-
Richard married Katherine ALBRECHT and she died at Ratcino 13.4.1900
I cannot confirm this and do not have a date or place for the marriage. (If you are able to find more information for this I would be very happy. )
Richard had only one son - Nicholas.
NICHOLAS TREWHELER was born in Russia about 1843 (according to the information I had.) But I have also just found information on the Internet:-
Nicolai Ricardovic TREWHELLER born 11.12.1847os (23.12.1847ns)
The Internet information says that he died 10.1.1914os (23.1.1914ns).
I have a copy of his Will which states that he died 23rd October 1914 at 5 Ordinarnaia St, Petrograd.
From the Internet his wife was - russ:Evgenija Genrichovna.
I do not know the translation for this but Nicholas TREWHELER was her son and he told me she was SARAH JANE HUGHES who was born in Sussex, England.
In the Will of Nicholas she is named as Sarah Jane Trewheler.
In one letter from Nicholas it was said that Sarah had a brother in England.
Administration of the Estate of Nicholas Trewheler was granted to the Reverend Harry George HUGHES of the Catholic Rectoryin th City of Nrwich, Roman Catholic Priest.
I thought this was the brother of Sarah but have since proved he was not. I now know that he was a nephew of Sarah.
In the 1901 Census of England there was an Olga Trewheler (born at Reval about 1880) who was staying with her Aunt Frances HUGHES.
I managed to trace this family.
Henry Huggett HUGHES was the brother of Sarah Jane and he married Frances PACKHAM at Lewes in Sussex in 1867.
This was the Aunt of Olga Trewheler.
Sarah Jane TREWHELER died at Oslo, Norway in 1926 age 81.
Children of Nicholas and Sarah TREWHELER:-
VLADIMIR - born in Russia about 1875. Chief Warrant Officer on the Battleship 'Oslyabya' when it was sunk by the Japanese at the Battle of Tsushima 27th May 1904. According to Nicholas Trewheler he went to school in England and joined the Navy when he returned to Russia and became naturalised.
KATHERINE - she was born in Russia about 1878 and never married. In 1937 she was living in Norway. She died in Canada in 1954 and is buried in the same grave as her brother Nicholas in the Cemetery at Vernon, British Columbia.
ANATOLE - was born in Russia about 1883. He studied in England and became a Civil Engineer. He also served with the British Forces during World War I and after the War settled in Salisbury, Rhodesia. Anatole apparently wrote a letter from Cape Town to my Uncle Ben TREWHELLA in 1948.
Anatole married Blanche Mercia HAWORTH at the Paddington Register Office in London 1st October 1930 but had no children.
Blanche was born as DODD and was married twice before Anatole. She married William NEWTON in 1893 and then William Louis HAWORTH.
** I have just noticed something interesting on the Marriage Certificate for Anatole - one of the Witnesses was OLGA BOUCHIER and I now wonder if this might have been Anatole's sister. **
Blanche TREWHELER died in Pretoria, South Africa in 1957. I do not know when Anatole died but it die before Blanche.
OLGA - In the information from Nicholas he mentioned but did not name all of his sisters. I am now certain that Olga must have been the unnamed sister. She was born in Reval about 1880. I think she might have died before 1937 because that is the way it appears in one of the letters of that year from Nicholas.
But it is also possible that she married BOUCHIER and was the witness at the wedding of her brother Anatole. (I will try to investigate this further.)
ELIZABETH - was burn in Russia about 1886. She married Paul von VEYMARN at the Croydon egister Office in Surry 29th August 1908.
Paul von VEYMARN was a Lieutenant in the Imperial Russian Navy when he married Elizabeth but it now appears that he might have been born in Norway.
In 1939 Paul and Elizabeth were in Calgary, Canada but I do not know what happened to them after that.
They had one son (that I know of). He was George von VEYMARN and was named in the Will of his uncle Nicholas in 1950.
NICHOLAS - the writer of the letters was born in Russia about 1888. He also was educated in England and became a Civil Engineer and also served with the British Army during World War I.
He spent many years travelling and working in places such as Borneo, Sarawak and, presumably, South Africa but kept his contact address in London.
Nicholas died at 4000-25th Av, Vernon, BC, Canada 20th July 1971 and is buried with his sister Katherine in the Cemetery at Vernon.
He never married.
That is about all my knowledge of this family and I can now look forward to making corrections and adding more information with you.
I will now try to find out if Olga was married and see if I can find any more information about her.