Christian Klein, a furrier, his wife Anna, and children (Friedrich, age 3; Barbara, age ½) arrived from Danzig at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 May 1766 on a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Janson.
This is believed to be the deceased Christian Klein recorded on the 1798 census of Hussenbach in Household No. Hs055, because he was travelling with Jakob Hussenbach, the founder of the Volga German colony of Hussenbach.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Klein is from the German region of Prussia.
- 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): Hs055.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #9.
Susan Hopp Nakaji