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Johann Klebenspies, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and sons (Georg, age 20; Michael, age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of skipper Detlov Merberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 72.

The 1798 census of Husaren records Michael Klebenspies from Pfeifer in Household No. Hn01.

The death of Michael Klebenspies in 1823 is recorded on the 1834 census of Husaren in Household No. 36.

The death of Georg Klebenspies in 1820 is recorded onthe 1834 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 22.

Neither of these brothers appear to have had any surviving male lines among the Volga German colonies.

The 1767 census records that Johann Klebenspies came from the German village of Hammelburg in Franken (Frankonia).


- 1834 Husaren Census (Household No. 36).
- 1834 Pfeifer Census (Household No. 22).
- 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): Hn01, Pf32.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 395.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5067.


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