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Nikolaus Klostermeier, a single painter (Kunstmaler), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 5 September 1767 and recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Klostermeier came from the German region of Mannheim. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Neundorf in the Kurpfalz region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 123.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6194.


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