Kloss (Galka)

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Kloss (Galka)
Клосъ (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.

Johann Martin Kloss, a farmer, his wife Christina Charlotte, and son Johann Gottlieb (age 4) are recorded on the 1767 census of Galka 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 widow and son (Mattias) of Martin Kloss are recorded on the 1798 census of Galka in Household No. Gk44.

Mattias Kloss and his descendants are recorded on the 1834 census of Galka in Households No. 18, 53, & 151.

The death of Mattias Kloss in 1838 is recorded on the 1850 census of Galka in Household No. 25.

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


- 1834 Galka Census (Households No. 18, 53, 151).
- 1850 Galka Census (Households No. 25, 68, 187).
- 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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