Friedrich Klein, a farmer, his wife Maria, and daughters (Katharina, age 7; Maria, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Danzig galliot Die Hoffnung under the command of Skipper Johann Heschke.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 17 February 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
In 1798, Johann Adam Klein and his wife and brothers (Thomas & Philipp) moved from Husaren to Franzosen.
The 1834 census of Franzosen records that Adam Klein moved to the colony of Graf and Thomas Klein moved to the colony of Neu-Kolonie.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Friedrich Klein came from Marienburg in Poland.
- 1834 Census of Franzosen (Household No. 75)
- 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): Fz43, Mv1046.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 169.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #333.