Widower Philipp Kleer, a craftsman, and his children (Johann Heinrich, age 14, and Katharina, age 12) settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 183.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Kleer came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 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): Nr058.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 278.