There are two Kleber families that arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 3 June 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adolph Drath.
Both of them settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 12 May 1767.
(1) Jakob Kleber (age 30), a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Dinkel in Household No. 2.
(2) Max Kleber (age 37), a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and stepsons (Andreas & Elias Langmeier) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dinkel in Household No. 8.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Kleber came from the village of Nienbrock in Denmark and that Max Kleber came from the village of Neubruck in Holstein.
- 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): Dn24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 297, 299.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #733, #734.