Klein (Schaffhausen)

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Klein (Schaffhausen)
Клейнъ (Schaffhausen)
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Johann Hinrich [sic] Klein & Agnes Loth were married on 1 July 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.

Johann Klein, a farmer, his wife Agness, children (Anna, age 12; Kathairna, age 9; Johann, age 8), and sister Elisabeth (age 36) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Heinrich Klein, his wife Agness, and children (Elisabetha, age 13; Catharina, age 9½; Joh. Heinrich, age 8½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Heinrich Klein, a farmer, his wife Agnessa, and children (Anna Elisabeth, age 13; Maria Katharina, age 10; Heinrich, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 82 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768. They had settled in Kaneau on 3 August 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann [Heinrich] Klein came from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that Heinrich Klein came from the German village of Wiederwellstadt [Nieder-Wöllstadt?] in the Riedesel region.


- Mai, Brent Alan & Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #174.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 262.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5417.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3203-3207.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies