Johann Peter Klauser, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Fridericia on 15 May 1760.
They were dismissed from the Danish colonies on 26 April 1763 and joined the migration to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 June 1764 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.
The 1767 census records that Johann Peter Clauser came from the German village of Mickarstanik [?] in the Kurpfalz region. Arliss Klauser Hoskins reports that this family has been located in the records of the village of Elsenz near Eppingen.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-819.
- 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): Db71.
- Parish records of Elsenz (LDS Film #1189109).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 316.
Arliss Klauser Hoskins