Klein (Frank-2)

Spelling Variations: 
Klein (Frank-2)
Клейнъ (Frank-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are multiple lineages of the Klein family that settled in Frank.  They are related via common ancestors Johann Friedrich Klein and Anna Margaretha Klüppel of Södel.

Johannes Klein and Maria Elisabeth Mohr married in Nieder-Wöllstadt on 29 April 1732.  Among their children are: (1) Johann Heinrich, born 10 June 1742; (2) Johann Adam, born 16 June 1745; (3) Johannes, born 8 May 1748; and (4) Johann Georg, born 14 May 1754. 

(1) Johann Henrich Klein from Niederwölstadt & Anna Maria Bingemer from Rendel were married on 5 June 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Johann Heinrich Klein, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and son [brother - #4 below?] Johann Georg (age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

Johann Heinrich Klein, his wife Anna, and son Johann Georg (age 16) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Heinrich Klein, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Anna Maria are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 79.

(2) Johann Adam Klein from Niederwölstadt & Anna Maria Fischer from Müntzenberg were married on 5 June 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Adam Klein, a farmer, his wife Anna, and mother-in-law Anna [surname not recorded] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

Johann Adam Klein, his wife Anna Maria, and mother-in-law Anna Elisab. are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Anna Elisab. died en route.

Johann Adam, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Anna Maria, and daughter Eva Maria (age ¼) are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 81.

(3) Johann Heinrich Klein, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and son [brother?] Johann Georg (age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

Johann Klein is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johannes Klein, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 82.

(4) Johann Georg Klein, a single craftsman (Handwerker), is recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 80 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Kutter in 1768.

The 1767 census records that all of these Klein families came from the German village of Niederwöllstadt.

Some records record this surname as Kleim.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk075, Fk076, Fk077.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #684, #685.
- Parish register of Nieder-Wöllstadt
- Parish register of Södel.
- Parish register of Trais an der Horloff.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 431.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5201, #5209, #6546.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7071-7073, #7086-7088, #7436.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Mary Ann Schaefer

Bill Pickelhaupt

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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