Gottfried Klehmann, a farmer, and his wife Maria are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 34 along with her son from a previous marriage [surname Retz] (Christoph, age 16). They had settled in Kaneau on 3 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Gottfried Klehmann came from the German region of Dessau.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 251.