Johannes Klehmann, a weaver, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 on a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Makkensy.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
In 1789, Michael Klehmann moved from Dietel to Hussenbach.
There are two orphaned Klehmann children, sons of Jakob Klehmann and his unnamed wife, who are recorded on the 1798 census of Dreispitz in Household No. Dr16 along with a note that they are living with relatives in Stephan. They are believed to be part of this family.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Klehmann came from the German village of Oberheim in the region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Dr16, Dt02, Hs107, Mv0392.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 282.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2448.