Klehr (Norka-1)*

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Kleer (Norka-1)*
Клеръ (Norka-1)*
Klehr (Norka-1)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Ernst Clor [sic], his wife Anna Margreta, and son Conrad are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Conrad died en route.

Ernst Kleer, a craftsman, and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 176 along with Johannes Reuter (age 20).

The 1767 census records that Ernst Kleer came from the German district of Isenburg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Klehr family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 276.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2406-2408.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies