Klehr (Norka-2)

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Kleer (Norka-2)
Klehr (Norka-2)
Клеръ (Norka-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Widower Jakob [sic] Klehr and his children (Johann, age 20; Johannes, age 18; Kasimir, age 16; Heinrch, age 12; Katharina, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

Widower Philipp Clor [sic] and his children (Joh. Wilhelm, age 20; Johannes, age 18; Casimier, age 16¼; Johan Heinrich, age 13; Catarina, age 11) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that sons Joh. Wilhelm, Johannes, ange Casimier died en route.

Widower Philipp Kleer, a craftsman, and his surviving 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.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record 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.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #3697.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2446-2451.

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Volga Colonies