Johann Kletterer, a farmer, and his unnamed wife settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 24 August 1767. Johann Kletterer is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 84 along with a note that his wife died 7 October 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johann Kletterer came from the German village of Eschenbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 164.