Johann Klaus, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
Johann Karl Klaus is recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
In 1779, Karl Klaus and his children moved from Schaffhausen to Kaneau.
Karl Klaus from Schaffhausen, his wife, and son Gottfried are recorded on the 1798 census of Kaneau in Household No. Kn36 along with a note that he is living in the colony of Schönchen and that son Gottfried is working in the colony of Zug.
Gottfried Klaus, son of Karl Klaus, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Ober-Monjou in Household No. 70.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Klaus came from the German region of Schlesien (Silesia).
- 1834 Ober-Monjou Census (Household No. 70).
- 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): Kn36, Mv2534.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4318.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6872.