Kloss (Galka)

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Kloss (Galka)
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Hans Martin Kloss immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762 and settled in the colony of Sophienthal. He disserted the colony on 1 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

Johann Martin Kloss, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 12 April 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29.

The Eichhorns' research records that Hans Martin Kloss was a weaver (Leinweber) while the 1767 census records that Martin Kloss was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Johann Martin Klaus came from the German village of Westlanger in the Baden-Durlach region.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-231.
- 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): Gk44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 26.


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Volga Colonies