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Joseph Kleinschmied & Eva Rosina Magdalena Koch were married on 28 June 1766 in the Reformed Church in Lübeck.

Joseph Kleinschmidt, a farmer, and his wife Eva arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.

Joseph Kleinschmidt and his wife Anna Magdalena [sic] are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They arrived in the colony of Beauregard on 3 August 1767 where they are recorded on the appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 20.

They relocated to the colony of Cäsarsfeld in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Joseph Kleinschmidt came from the German district of Hessen.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1194.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 166.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3950.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6175-6176.

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