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Joseph Klephahn, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Maria Sabina, and daughter Maria Magdalena (age 4½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Mariental in Household No. 48. They had settled there on 14 June 1766.

In 1792, Georg Klephahn moved from Mariental to Graf.

Georg Kelphahn from Mariental and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Graf in Household No. Gf16.

The 1767 census records that Joseph Klephahn came from the German region of Eger.


- 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): Gf16, Mv1646.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 107.

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