Spelling Variations: 
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Kleinsberger, a farmer, his wife Susanna, and son Franziscus (age 13) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

Son Franz is recorded on the 1798 census of Göbel in Household No. Gb41.

The surname is recorded as Ilgensberger on the 1834 census of Göbel where Georg (son of Franz) is recorded as being exiled to Siberia in 1820.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Kleinsberger came from the German region of Mainz.


- 1834 Göbel Census (Household No. 122).
- 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): Gb41.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #513.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies