Gleim / Kleim (Kutter)

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Kleim (Kutter)
Gleim (Kutter)
Глеймъ (Kutter)
Клеймъ (Kutter)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Kleim, a farmer, his wife Charlotta, and children (Konrad, age 19; Elisabeth, age 17 Just, age 15; Anna, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

Widower Georg Kleim and his children (Konrad, age 20; Elisabeth, age 18; Johann Georg, age 16; Anna Maria, age 4) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kutter in Household No. 37. They had settled in Kutter on 8 July 1767.

In 1788, Heinrich Kleim and his family moved from Kutter to Lauwe.

In 1790, Konrad Kleim and his family moved from Kutter to Straub.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Kleim came from the German region of Isenburg.

Several translations of early documents erroneously record this surname as Klein.


- 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): Lw20, Sr37, Mv1459, Mv1468.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 485.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3190.

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Volga Colonies